FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New List: FAO Places: World Bank Bookstore!

I happened upon this incredible resource quite by accident yesterday as I was coming back from a meeting downtown.


Hundreds, I say again, hundreds of books about Africa!  Fiction, history, and analysis.  As I am sure most  africa afficionados know, finding books on Africa in most bookstores is a monumental task.  And more often than not, there only ends up being a smattering of useful books.

You do not have to worry about that here.

If you are a FAO of any type and you are in DC for any period of time, a half an hour of your time will be well spent there.  (their selection is even more robust for other regions).

The InfoShop is located at 701 18th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.  The entrance is at the corner of 18th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.  Farragut North and Farragut West are the closest Metro stations.  We are open to the public from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

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