There were only two comments which actually followed my rule this week, so I used the random.org coin flipper to decide who would get the book (I used the Canadian loony in honor of my mom). Lynn was the lucky winner! Send me an email with your address and I’ll send you the book. You can email me at alannashaikhATgmail.com.
According to its back cover, “The Baobab and the Mango Tree” is a thought-provoking and courageous book that brings the big questions about development to a wide audience of college students and interested readers.
Honestly, it’s not a great book. I think the logic is weak and I don’t really buy the conclusions. However, it’s well written, a pretty quick read, and it touches on a lot of ideas that are frequently mentioned when discussing international development. It’s worth the time it takes to read it, especially if you’re new to this stuff.
If you’d like to be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this post telling me what topics you’d like to see more of in this blog. I’ll take comments until midnight on Friday the 25th, and draw a winner on Saturday. Good luck!
Congratulations Elia! Your comment was the winner of the Dani Rodrik book. Conveniently, I had six commenters, so I used the random.org die roller and it chose #3. Send me an email with your name and address, and I’ll put the book in the mail.
Everyone else, stay tuned for my next giveaway, on Tuesday the 22nd.
I’ll be doing some book giveaways over the next few months, featuring books on various international development topics. Just comment and I’ll enter you into the drawing. I’ll use random.org to generate a number and pick the winner.
I’m kicking it off with a short book by Dani Rodrik, a hero of mine and an international economist, Harvard professor, and superhero. (It’s possible I made up the superhero part.) He’s also an excellent writer with a gift for making difficult topics understandable.
I’ll be giving away “Has Globalization Gone Too Far?” published by the Institute of International Economics. Leave a comment below to enter the drawing. I’ll ship anywhere in the US and Canada, but we’ll have to talk if you’re on another continent.
ETA: It occurs to me I should have a closing date for this – I will close the comments on Friday the 18th and pick a winner then.