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A Blink of the Screen - Collected Shorter Fiction written by Terry Pratchett performed by Michael Fenton Stevens on CD (Unabridged)

A Blink of the Screen - Collected Shorter Fiction written by Terry Pratchett performed by Michael Fenton Stevens on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

A collection of shorter fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are...

Half the Sky - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn performed by Cassandra Campbell on CD (Unabridged)

Half the Sky - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn performed by Cassandra Campbell on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781598879285
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Culture
Duration:  630 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Narrator 1:  Cassandra Campbell

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From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa...

and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth.

Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family.

The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.

They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population.

Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it's also the best strategy for fighting poverty.

Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

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