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Welcome! I am a British Freelance Writer and Educational consultant who worked in Bangladesh until December 2013. I also have ADHD.
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t think I’ve experienced such a conversion experience – last minute, at that – as I have with Arundhati Roy’s first (and until recently, only) novel. The need for conversion may have arisen from prejudice, I confess. On reading an […]
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Tag Archives: poverty
MakeWealthHistory has just published an excellent post this week about the loss or waste of food produced for human consumption. It dismays me to read that between 1/4 and a 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted. Those two … Continue reading
Today we got rid of some shelves and a rug. All our furniture has been ‘booked for buying’ by national friends and, little by little, people are coming to our house and taking the goods. I’m enjoying the space that’s … Continue reading
“An international panel of experts recently recommended that the developed countries allow 100% duty and quota free (DFQF) entry of products to their markets from least developed countries (LDCs), such as Bangladesh. As trade is the most viable vehicle to … Continue reading
Sometimes I just find stories inspiring. This is one. Jose Mujica is the President of Uruguay. I don’t know all his policies. I doubt I would agree with everything he stands for – he would be the first politician ever … Continue reading