Category Archives: Oren Ginzburg
Ginzburg, Oren. There You Go! 2006. Hungry Man Books. UK. Distributed by Survival International, UK.
Cartoon books on serious subjects are great – they are an easy way to introduce issues to kids and adults alike. There You Go! is no exception. Whimsical drawings enhanced by simple text explain with little effort from the reader the illogical absurdity of ‘development’ as it is called and foisted on to those of other cultures by the minority world ‘experts’. Here the urban professional developers arrive in a tribal village full of happy people who seem to be as developed as they have chosen to be. But force in the form of corporate Read more [...]
The first of Ginzburg´s satires is wrapped in whimsical drawings and brief statements. In this book he mocks the foreign development ´business´ where white experts travel abroad to help the poor and starving. After the assessment reports, the charts, the meetings, the social exchange and patronization the hungry man is still hungry. A good guide for sensitive aid workers to help them avoid the pitfalls of our culture´s assumed superiority and to really think about our attitudes and strategies for change. (Website: www.hungrymanbooks.com) Read more [...]