50 Facts that should change the world is an astoinishing piece of writing. The author, Jessica Williams impressively crafts fifty statistics into thought provoking, hard-hitting facts which indeed, should change the world.
'There are 27 million slaves in the world today'. This fact epitomises what the book successfully conveys from cover to cover. Extensive media coverage has opened our eyes to poverty around the world. However, few would know that the slave trade is still a significant part of society in country's such as Sudan, South Asia and Pakistan.
'Cars kill two people every minute'. A great majority of us spend so much time travelling that this is a terrifying fact. Like many facts in this book, Williams points out shocking statistics that potentially effect our lives on a day-to-day basis.
The fifty facts that Williams uses cleverly implies the shocking inequalities and contradictions evident in every day life. Hopefully, if more people read this 'eye-opener', we will avoid driving into an inevitable moral and social 'cul-de-sac'.