Some books currently on my reading list

  1. China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption
  2. The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
  3. The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe
  4. Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste
  5. Imperialism and the Developing World: How Britain and the United States Shaped the Global Periphery (I just finished the fantastic Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination, and highly recommend it as a companion reading to this book)
  6. The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today
  7. Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century
  8. The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind
  9. The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay
  10. Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally
  11. Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (Segev’s A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion is a good companion)
  12. The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
  13. Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880
  14. The Best and the Brightest
  15. The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century

I continue to struggle with fiction, with quite a few unfinished. Suggestions on how to win this battle are welcome.

2 thoughts on “Some books currently on my reading list

  1. I used to struggle with fiction, until I found my niche, that being African historical fiction. 3 great books I recommend to everyone
    – Dancing The Death Drill by Fred Khumalo
    – Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
    – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


  2. I also suggest Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Using an audio book version to listen while walking or exercising is the best way to read fiction.


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