Our life is filled with diversity. Our planet, our country, our community, our schools, our clubs, our neighbourhoods…
Every day we are blessed with the sights, sounds, tastes and styles of many cultures, from our TV programs to the food we eat and the clothes we wear. We have a responsibility therefore, to be a global citizen, particularly as the world shrinks thanks to the ways we are connected through technology and transport.
To be a good global citizen, we need to expand our mind; to step out of our normal life to learn about other cultures and histories, including those indigenous cultures in our own backyard.
Below are a list of some of the audiobooks I’ve had the fortune to review which focus on cultures other than Caucasians in western countries. I’ll add to the list as I review more audiobooks that highlight diversity. Read what I have to say and seek out your own opportunities to discover the world around you. Good or bad, it truly is an amazing place.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
The comedian and host of The Daily Show depicts his early life under apartheid, and provides an ode to family and resilience.
Change of Heart, by KA Moll
A political lobbyist and a noted entomologist clash in their professional life only to rediscover the romance they had back in high school 20 years earlier.
Coming to Terms, by KA Moll
A policewoman who has turned to alcohol to deal with her past, finds healing and romance in the arms of the woman caring for her sick sister.
Haunting Love, by KA Moll
A haunting brings two grieving women together but they both have to exorcise their own ghosts before they can find happiness again and let themselves love.
Homemade Food: World Flavors, by Terrapetti Publishing
A gastronomical cultural and world history tour with almost 70 recipes from around the world.
Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
When the baby of a white supremacist couple dies in the care of an African-American nurse, they sue her for murder, exposing the racism against people of colour.