It’s been a very busy time in the semester, with two classes going – Foreign Reporting and Photography. I’m in the thick of my book writing project, as well, and I’ve been able so far to maintain a fairly good pace. The hope is to be finished by early spring.
In lieu of even thumbnail impressions, here is a quick roundup of what I’ve been reading:
What Price for Privatization: Cultural Encounter with Development Policy on the Zambian Copperbelt, by Elizabeth C. Parsons;
The Rebel, by Albert Camus;
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway;
Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power, by Yan Xuetong;
Delivering Delivering Development, by Edward R. Carr;
La Silenciosa Conquista China: Una Investigacion por 25 Paises para Descubrir Como La Potencia del Siglo XXI Esta Forjando Su Futura Hegemonia, by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo;
Scouting on two continents, by Major Frederick Russell Burnham;
Copper boom in Zambia : boom for whom?, by Chola Mwitwa, Claude Kabemba;
Zambia, mining, and neoliberalism : Boom and bust on the globalized Copperbelt, edited by Alastair Fraser and Miles Larmer;
Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence, edited by Scott Strauss and Lars Waldorf.
Next up for me:
China in Ten Words, by Yu Hua;
Arrival City, by Doug Sanders;
The Origins of AIDS, by Jacques Pepin.
The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thomson and the American Way of War, by Joshua Kurlantzick
As I say whenever the opportunity presents itself, what a blessing it is to work in the midst of a great library, such as the Columbia system’s.