Preview: Poverty and drought: When a sister goes among the people in India, lives change


When Sr. Magi Maria quit a comfortable teaching job to plunge into social work, neither she nor her congregation had any idea what lay ahead.

A quarter century later, more than 50,000 residents of 105 drought-prone villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thank the Congregation of Mother Carmel nun for taking that "leap into the dark."

Her intervention has helped them break free of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and enslavement.

A black man writes to his son; three-part letter pursues 'question of how one should live within a black body'


01292016p19pha.jpgBETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Published by Spiegel & Grau, $24

Since Ta-Nehisi Coates' lyric essay, Between the World and Me, arrived in my mailbox in September, Coates has completed a book tour and the book has garnered him a National Book Award. Its excellence, therefore, should come as no surprise to me or to readers of this review.



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May 19-June 1, 2017