Reviews: Books, Blogs and Music

Not just a tourist: Intercultural trainer Joseph Shaules offers advice on embracing the challenges of deep cultural learning.

Remarkable stories of the unjust reality faced by millions of women around the world and the vast well of untapped potential that these women hold.
Algeria’s Amazigh Kateb is a modern ambassador for trance-inducing Gnawa grooves.
The Mayapuris is a U.S.-based kirtan music group that performs Sanskrit call-and-response chanting originating from West Bengal, India.
 Angelique sings mostly in Beninese languages, but Oyo is essentially a masterpiece of global pop after more than 20 years in the music industry.

Entrepreneur Emeka Okafor searches for innovative home-grown African ventures in technology and business that could be useful and sustainable in many countries.

Broken Atlas is the virtual woodshed of Christopher Frey, a Toronto-based writer, editor and filmmaker.

Sometimes opinionated and always insightful, Ma blogs about political issues, Asian society and the life of an expat in the motherland.

Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day examines strategies the world's poor use to make ends meet and the flaws in the financial tools available to them.

A liberal-minded career woman from Manhattan, becomes editor of the Yemen Observer and steps into a whole new world of cross-cultural differences.
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