Here are a few books on our reading list:
1) This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – A memoir by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, telling of her own life and tying it into the history of Liberia
2) Warrior Princess: Fighting for Life with Courage and Hope by Princess Kasune Zulu – In this book, Zulu speaks out about HIV/AIDS in Africa and gives a clear persective of what it really is like for the victims.
3) Disfigured: A Saudi Woman’s Story of Triumph over Violence by Rania Al-baz – Al-baz uses her own story to raise awareness on abusive men and how women can move forward after abuse.
4) Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus – The story of Grameen Bank, its founder, and how they aid people in Asia through their micro-loans. This explains how micro-loans work and how it helps improve the lives of others.
5) The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs – Sachs plan to eliminate poverty in the world by 2025
6) Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo – A history of African aid, why it is failing, and a suggestion of how to increase its efficiency
7) The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good by William Easterly – A realistic plan to tackle poverty in foreign countries
8) Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action by Fiona Terry – Terry gives four examples on how humanitarian aid is only short-term, pointing out that problems still exist even after aid has been received.
9) A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman by Lisa Shannon – One woman’s story of how she became aware of the suffering other women face around the world.
10) Sold: One Woman’s True Account of Modern Slavery by Zana Muhsen – A tragic story of modern-day slavery.
Any other recommendations for our reading list? Leave a comment below!