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Jacqueline Novogratz


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Jacqueline Novogratz is an American entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty.
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Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann - Apr 03, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A New York Times Notable Book Named a best book of the year by Amazon, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub, and Slate From the #...
Jacqueline Novogratz
Feb 11, 2020
Reads like a novel while giving a deeper understanding of both the good and the terrible that humans are capable of.     source
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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...
Jacqueline Novogratz
The first book I read by an African author. Achebe is unflinching in his portrayal of the challenges of change, the relationships of colonialism, and power/powerlessness.     source
A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry - Jan 01, 1997 (first published in 1995)
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With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow...
Jacqueline Novogratz
A Dickensian novel that captures the essence of being poor in urban India in ways extraordinary and deeply human.     source
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Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison - Jan 01, 1995 (first published in 1952)
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First published in 1952 and immediately hailed as a masterpiece, Invisible Man is one of those rare novels that have changed the shape of American literature. For not only does Ralph Ellison's nightmare journey across the racial divide tell unparalleled truths about the nature of bigotry and its effects on the minds of both victims and perpetrators...
Jacqueline Novogratz
I read it as a 22-year-old, and it made me think deeply about how society doesn’t “see” so many of its members.     source
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