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How the Gambia Army was founde...

How the Gambia Army was founded

How We Built the Gambia Army, Trevor Stewart, Author House, 2016, 104 pages In early 1984, 33 years ago the PPP regime of President Alhagi Sir...
In God’s Path: The Arab Conque...

In God’s Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire by Robert Hoyland

Friday, February 17, 2017
Reviewed by Dr Youssef Choueiri, University of Manchester The main aim of this book is to answer the following question: how does one account for...
The nature and scope of Islami...

The nature and scope of Islamic education in West Africa Islamic Education in Africa by Robert Launay, Indiana University Press, 2016, 323 pages.

Friday, February 10, 2017
This is an academic text which comprises 15 chapters written by noted historians and theologians, all of them revisiting how Islam is taught in West...
Islam: beliefs and teachings

Islam: beliefs and teachings

Friday, February 03, 2017
Ghulam Sarwar, Muslim Education Trust, UK, 8th edition, 2016, 240 pages. I can remember this was the standard textbook for high school students in...
Book Review: The Shock Doctrin...

Book Review: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Friday, January 27, 2017
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and...
BLOOD RIVER - A Journey To Afr...

BLOOD RIVER - A Journey To Africa’s Broken Heart- Tim Butcher

Friday, January 13, 2017
As a journalist Tim Butcher had covered stories from all over war torn Africa, but it was the system of corruption and secrecy veiling the Congo that...
Congo: The Epic History of a P...

Congo: The Epic History of a People by David van Reybrouck, book review

Friday, December 30, 2016
This ambitious history of the Congo tells a story of ravishment – and dark comedy Reviewed by Andy Morgan Like “genius” or “masterpiece”, “epic”...

Book Review:The Mask of Anarchy, Stephen Ellis, Hurst and Company, 2007 (revised and updated edition)

Friday, December 23, 2016
The story of the Liberian Civil War In this ground breaking work Ellis not only traces the course of the Liberian Civil War of 1989 to 1996 and...
BOOK REVIEW: Empires in the Su...

BOOK REVIEW: Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa by Lawrence James

Friday, December 16, 2016
Reviewed by Kwasi Kwarteng In the summer of 1940, when it became clear that France would collapse, Mussolini presented Hitler with a shopping...

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Friday, December 09, 2016
We’re lucky to have Ben Goldacre, and maybe as a result of his book we’ll have more people like him. He is fighting what sometimes seems like a...
Bad Science

Bad Science

Friday, November 25, 2016
We’re lucky to have Ben Goldacre, and maybe as a result of his book we’ll have more people like him. He is fighting what sometimes seems like a...
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