Books about freedom

Posted by stephanie on Jun 4th, 2008
Jun 4

A large part of my project will involve educating myself about the history and politics of the countries and regions I will be visiting. I am also interested in reading books that discuss the topic of freedom in general. The following is a list of books that I am currently reading or plan to read to educate myself. If you have any recommendations for books, please e-mail me and I will add it to the list.

Currently Reading:

Long Walk to Freedom:  The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela

Future Reading:

Freedom from Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

My Traitor’s Heart by Rian Malan

Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

Digital Democracy edited by Barry N. Hague and Brian D. Loader

Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s Prisoner of Conscience by Justin Wintle

Orientalism by Eric Said

The Story of American Freedom by Eric Foner

The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Gandhi

An Autobiography by Jawaharlal Nehru

Have Read and Recommend:

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina

The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations by Paul Kennedy

Creative Destruction: How Globalization is Changing the World’s Cultures by Tyler Cowen

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

The Freedom Manifesto by Tom Hodgkinson

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand by Michael Kelly Connors

The Tree of Enlightenment by Peter Della Santina

Human Rights Yearbok 1999-2000: Burma

The China Fantasy by James Mann

Khayelitsha by Stephen Otter

Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

Geldof in Africa by Bob Geldof