Behind the Beautiful Forevers


Katherine Boo

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The Beautiful Forever Wall

The slum Annawadi is next to the international airport in Mumbai, but the poverty of Annawadi is hidden from the rich airport clientele thanks to a concrete wall pasted with advertisements for ceramic tiles that…

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Abdul’s Brick Wall

Abdul’s family, the Husains, have enough money from their garbage trading business to build a brick wall between their shanty and the house next door. While most huts in Annawadi are made up of sheet…

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