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Crossing Centuries provides insightful grounded observations of the changing global south through the eyes of a founding scholar of the field of women and development. This is a riveting read, especially for scholars and practitioners of international development.
Louise Fortmann, Professor, University of California at Berkeley
For someone who lived in Africa in the late sixties, as colonialism was dying, Irene Tinker's book conjures up the vitality and enthusiasm of the Africans who were taking over and the denial of the colonials, who considered. themselves both superior and essential.
Paul Sack, Peace Corps Country Director in Tanzania 1966-67; Peace Corps Washington 1968-69
A rich and engaging journey from India through Africa to London that brings the reader into a world on the brink of changing forever. Irene Tinker's account offers a valuable glimpse into a past that we barely remember and therefore cannot draw on to understand the present and its challenges.
Jane Jaquette, Professor, Occidental College