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Dina D. Pomeranz

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Dina Deborah Pomeranz is a Swiss economist and assistant professor of applied economics at University of Zurich. Pomeranz is considered to be one of the most influential Swiss economists.
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Born a Crime
Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah - Feb 12, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - USA Today - San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Esquire - Newsday - Booklist...
Dina D. Pomeranz
Dec 03, 2020
@FlorinBilbiie I'll say this: we think it's strange this man's parents didn’t know what AH represents because we're so unaware of how much African history we don't understand ourselves Btw there's also an interesting story about a boy named Hitler in Trevor Noah's excellent book "Born a Crime"      source
Factfulness
Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans Rosling - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent...
Dina D. Pomeranz
Jul 03, 2018
@cblatts @poverty_action - Factfulness by @HansRosling - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Madam President by @helenecooper - Born a Crime by @Trevornoah All of these have excellent audio books, too.      source
Madame President
The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Helene Cooper - Mar 07, 2017
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BEST BOOKS of 2017 SELECTION by * THE WASHINGTON POST * NEW YORK POST *The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election...
Dina D. Pomeranz
Jul 03, 2018
@cblatts @poverty_action - Factfulness by @HansRosling - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Madam President by @helenecooper - Born a Crime by @Trevornoah All of these have excellent audio books, too.      source
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe - May 31, 2007 (first published in 1958)
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Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan.But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the trad...
Dina D. Pomeranz
Jul 03, 2018
@cblatts @poverty_action - Factfulness by @HansRosling - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Madam President by @helenecooper - Born a Crime by @Trevornoah All of these have excellent audio books, too.      source
Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton - Nov 01, 2003 (first published in 1948)
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Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty.Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the ea...
Dina D. Pomeranz
Jul 03, 2018
@cblatts @poverty_action - Factfulness by @HansRosling - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Madam President by @helenecooper - Born a Crime by @Trevornoah All of these have excellent audio books, too.      source
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