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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery - Samuel Cotton Mauritania. I'll need to do some more reading, but this looks like a book to teach with. Cotton, a journalist and graduate student, flew to Senegal and Mauritania to substantiate reports of ongoing chattel slavery of black Africans to Muslim/Arab Africans. I think Bales's Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy will be a good and more recent follow-up.