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A nutshell biography of Kwame ...

A nutshell biography of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

Forward Ever: The Life of Kwame Nkrumah, PANAF Books, 80 pages. This is the fourth book we wish our readers to buy and read. This book is a...
The Case for Impeachment

The Case for Impeachment

Friday, July 21, 2017
Edward Luce Shortly after last year’s US presidential election, Allan Lichtman received a thank-you note from Donald Trump. The historian was one...
‘Daily Rituals’ Of The Brillia...

‘Daily Rituals’ Of The Brilliantly Creative

Picture: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
Friday, July 14, 2017
The Onion published an essay recently called “Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your...
A Living Mirror:The Life of De...

A Living Mirror:The Life of Deyda Hydara, Alota Ahmed Alota, Demba Ali Jawo, The Point Press, 2007, 215 pages. The inspirational life of slain Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara

Friday, July 07, 2017
When this book first came out in 2007, few people dared to buy it or even read it in public. The authors therefore must have been extremely brave to...

The unlucky continent: How Africa’s riches have brought it mainly misery

Friday, June 30, 2017
The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavour. By Martin Meredith. “Do not talk to me of gold…[it] brings more...
Dissecting the Jammeh tyranny

Dissecting the Jammeh tyranny

Friday, June 23, 2017
The Gambia under AFPRC-APRC Rule, 1994-2008, Abdoulaye Saine, Lexington Books, 2010. Professor Saine has been in the forefront of the fight to end...
The Power of - I Am Not Your N...

The Power of - I Am Not Your Negro

Friday, June 09, 2017
Raoul Peck’s documentary brings to life James Baldwin’s urgent ideas about race in America, and documents a large part of the civil-rights movement. ...
ON A CAMEL MOVING FORWARD IN T...

ON A CAMEL MOVING FORWARD IN TIME

Friday, June 02, 2017
LEO AFRICANUS By Amin Maalouf Book review by ANTON SHAMMAS In 1992, when the New World celebrated the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s...
ON A CAMEL MOVING FORWARD IN T...

ON A CAMEL MOVING FORWARD IN TIME

Friday, May 19, 2017
LEO AFRICANUS By Amin Maalouf. Book review by ANTON SHAMMAS In 1992, when the New World celebrated the 500th anniversary of Christopher...
Book Review: Seeds of History ...

Book Review: Seeds of History The expertise of African slaves in growing rice played a crucial role in the American South. DREW GILPIN FAUST

Friday, May 12, 2017
In low-country South Carolina, American slavery assumed a distinctive form, one that has captured the attention of generations of historians. Between...
BOOK REVIEW: A Merciless Place...

BOOK REVIEW: A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain’s Convict Disaster in Africa,

Friday, May 05, 2017
Reviewed byMichael Bellesiles By Emma Christopher It is a rare pleasure to review a book that will appeal not only to the specialist in the field,...
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