East Meets West: Amazing Reads From Asia & Africa

East Meets West: Amazing Reads From Asia & Africa

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Read every book in your local library? Try out these books from the other side of the world! You could learn a lot from reading about another culture. Africa gave us the origins of civilization, while Asian cultures have a rich history of poetry and art that extends much further back than 1776. Yet generally, we as a country read books by American authors. Even abroad (for example, in the UK) American novels dominate the market, often to the detriment of writers from that country. These books listed below range from true historical tales of politics and war to fictional …

Here Is Obama’s 2018 Summer Reading List Inspired by His Journey to Africa

Here Is Obama’s 2018 Summer Reading List Inspired by His Journey to Africa

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Check this out! Obama just revealed his 2018 summer reading list after his trip to Africa. President Obama wrote on his Facebook on Friday about his first time visit to sub-Saharan Africa and how this trip inspired him:   Over the years since, I’ve often drawn inspiration from Africa’s extraordinary literary tradition. As I prepare for this trip, I wanted to share a list of books that I’d recommend for summer reading, including some from a number of Africa’s best writers and thinkers – each of whom illuminate our world in powerful and unique ways.   The following six books are recommended and …