"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


i am so going to enter

Over the weekend, The Kristof declared a contest to identify people worldwide who are Making a Difference for Women. Which is great. Really. I think it's wonderful that he wants to draw attention to people who work on the ground to make life better for women and girls. So if you write in about someone who is doing something good, you have a chance at winning the contest.

But the prize? A much-needed check to those organizations that work among the poorest of the poor? A personal donation from Kristof's big-time reporter salary, or a percentage of his royalties?

Wrong and wrong. Four winners will each receive ... a copy of Kristof's book.



Blogger jterry said...

I'm so damn happy a white man is going to save all the African women of the world. Cecil Rhodes would be proud.

Monday, August 24, 2009 10:28:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, this is the thing - he may or may not want to draw attention or do something good, but never trust someone with a new book out. I followed a link a week or so ago re: a book club suggestion, which of course = his book.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:25:00 AM

Anonymous Ranil Dissanayake said...

Kristof - wasn't that the name of the chap with God Complex in the Truman Show? Appropriate, I think.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:52:00 AM


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