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Book Review: Masood Khakil, Whispers of War

Masood Khakil, Whispers of War: an Afghan Freedom Fighters’ account of the Soviet invasion, Sage publishers, 2017 Fighting the Communist in...
Book Review: Rift - A New Afri...

Book Review: Rift - A New Africa Breaks Free by Alex Perry

Friday, November 10, 2017
Foreign correspondent and Newsweek contributing editor Alex Perry (Lifeblood) takes an ambitious and controversial approach to answering some of the...
Review: Homo Deus: A Brief His...

Review: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow “The greatest scientific discovery was the discovery of ignorance.”

Friday, November 03, 2017
In January 2013 a 26-year-old named Aaron Swartz committed suicide in the United States. He was facing prison for hacking computers at America’s...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: HORACE SILV...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: HORACE SILVER - An Original Jazz Messenger

Picture: QUINCY JONES
Friday, October 27, 2017
As we continue to write about jazz, we always try to remind our readers about the link that exist between the melodious sounds of Africa and the jazz...
How Did Humans Get Smart?

How Did Humans Get Smart?

Friday, October 27, 2017
When Melinda and I went on our spring vacation, I encouraged her to pack a copy of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. I had...
Book Review: Debriefing the Pr...

Book Review: Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

Friday, October 20, 2017
John Nixon. Bantam Press. 2016. In Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein, John Nixon tells the fascinating story of Saddam...

The Dragon’s Gift, By Deborah Brautigam

Friday, October 13, 2017
Reviewed by Ian Birrell The Chinese invasion of Africa is, for many people, a simple morality tale with an obvious villain. For the past decade,...
DAVID AND GOLIATH:  Underdogs,...

DAVID AND GOLIATH: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants By Malcolm Gladwell & Reviewed by Joe Nocera

Friday, October 06, 2017
To judge by “David and Goliath,” Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite word is “we.” In fact, it’s been his favorite word since his first book, “The Tipping...
BOOK REVIEW: J.A. Rogers, Worl...

BOOK REVIEW: J.A. Rogers, World’s Great Men of Colour

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Touchstone Books, 431 pages This book every Gambian should read! This book seeks to decolonize the minds of...
Book review - Audacity

Book review - Audacity

Picture: A view on Obama’s White House tenuxre
Friday, September 22, 2017
How Barack Obama defied his critics and created a legacy that will prevail, Jonathan Chait, Customs House, 2017. This book by Jonathan Chait, a...
Book Review: Changing Times

Book Review: Changing Times

Picture: The Life and Times of Gambia’s great historian and cultural connoisseur
Monday, September 18, 2017
(Friday, 15 September 2017 issue) A West African Patriach Tells His-story, Conversations with Bakary Sidibe, Ulla Fels, Trediton, 2017, 213 pages. ...
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