The Affero Blog
I’ve heard it once said, “Ignorance can kill”, I have learned this to be very true as it relates to combating poverty and injustice around the world. Many people simply don’t join this global fight because they simply dont know the scope and severity of the current issues around the world. Our ignorance on global events and issues means we cannot effectively engage in these problems, and thus, people all around the world suffer and many die of preventable causes. I have determined to read, study and gather as much knowledge on global issues as possible – from all angles and all sides. For today’s post, I wanted to share a list of my most recent top 10 books that have helped me navigate my understandings of Global Justice.
Feel free to add some of your favorite books on the topic in the comments below:
1) When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… and Ourselves. By Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett.
2) The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. By Jeffrey D. Sachs
3) Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. By Muhammad Yunus
4) The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine. By Somaly Mam
5) The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. By Thomas L. Friedman
6) Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most. By Dr. Wess Stafford
10) New Day Revolution: How to Save the World in 24 Hours. by Sam Davidson