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Persona Grata Goods is a social enterprise in Charlotte, North Carolina that invests in refugee women, providing a welcoming environment for them to practice English, build friendships with other women, and have flexible sewing employment. The organization strives to use sustainable materials for all its products, so most napkins and table runners are made from fabric deadstock or donations. When you buy napkins or kitchen towels through this link and enter code DFW at checkout, Persona Grata will donate 10 percent of the sales proceeds to Together Women Rise and you’ll get an extra 5 percent off your purchase. This offer expires Oct. 29, 2021.
Darzah is a collection of fair trade, Palestinian embroidered products, hand-stitched by talented women artisans in the West Bank. Their mission is to create economic opportunities for refugee and low-income women artisans and to connect women around the world through the story of tatreez embroidery. Artisans in the Jenin region collaborate with a highly skilled shoe manufacturer in Nablus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind shoes that are 100 percent made in the West Bank. Together Women Rise receives 10 percent of all sales by selecting Together Women Rise as how you heard about Darzah.org when you checkout. This offer expires March 31, 2022.
Behold the Dreamers: A Novel
by Imbolo Mbue
From Amazon: A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream – the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy
New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews
I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon
By Miranda Paul
From Amazon: (Ages 7 – 11) Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon.
When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him for his interest in gardening. Today he’s an environmental hero, bringing clean water and bountiful gardens to the central African nation of Cameroon. Authors Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul share Farmer Tantoh’s inspiring story.
From Amazon: Following one of Cameroon’s first female eco-guards, a grassroots law enforcement group, a Congolese biologist, a reformed poacher, and a Czech activist, this intimate portrait gains remarkable access to an under-reported region, the Congo basin, to understand the global poaching crisis.
Dicing with Death
Episode 3 features Cameroon
From Amazon: In Cameroon, only 2 percent of the roads have been asphalted. All of the country’s inhabitants relay on the Clandos’ taxi services. They have no other choice.