Half the Sky

  • von Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
  • Sprecher: Cassandra Campbell
  • 10 Std. 33 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Two Pulitzer Prize winners expose the most pervasive human-rights violation of our era - the oppression of women in the developing world - and tell us what we can do about it.An old Chinese proverb says, "Women hold up half the sky." Then why do the women of Africa and Asia persistently suffer human rights abuses?Continuing their focus on humanitarian issues, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us to Africa and Asia, where many women live in profoundly dire circumstances....and some succeed against all odds.A Cambodian teenager is sold into sex slavery; a formerly illiterate woman becomes a surgeon in Addis Ababa. An Ethiopian woman is left for dead after a difficult birth; a gang rape victim galvanizes the international community and creates schools in Pakistan. An Afghan wife is beaten by her husband and mother-in-law; a former Peace Corps volunteer founds an organization that educates and campaigns for women's rights in Senegal.Through their powerful true stories, the authors show that the key to progress lies in unleashing women's potential, that change is possible, and that each of us can play a role in making it happen.

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Kritikerstimmen

"If you have always wondered whether you can change the world, read this book. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have written a brilliant call to arms that describes one of the transcendent injustices in the world today." (Fareed Zakaria, author, The Post-American World)

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a game-changer

half the sky is an incredibly important piece of literature for all of humanity and a book for everyone. it excels in its meticulous studies and practical suggestions on how specifically to change the world for not only women, but all of humanity.
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- Mélanie Müller

Hervorragendes Buch!!

Das schönste Hörbuch für mich bisher, wobei der Begriff "schön" hier irreführend ist. Das Buch erzählt von tapferen und mutigen Frauen weltweit, die benachteiligten Lebenssituation entflohen sind und gezeigt haben, dass mit viel Mut und Engagement daran auch was zu ändern ist. Extrem inspirierend und erschreckend zugleich, wenn man bedenkt, dass viele der beschriebenen erschreckenden Situationen zum täglichen Leben vieler Frauen gehören. Ein absolutes MUSS für jeden interessierten priviligierten Bewohner der 1. Welt!!
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- M.H.

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2009
  • Verlag: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books