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Book Review:MANDELA READING WE...

Book Review:MANDELA READING WEEK END AT TIMBOOKTOO

In 1964, a few months after Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was jailed by the Apartheid regime, a small compendium of his most notable writings and...
Book Review - The Ark Before N...

Book Review - The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood by Irving Finkel

The story of the ark, and animals ‘two by two’, is so much older than the Bible: why was the myth appropriated? Where do the stories of the Bible...

Book Review: How the chicken crossed the world: the story of the bird that powers civilization

By Andrew LawlerReviewed By Rose Prince This book will make you respect the humble chicken Now just seen as a cheap source of protein, the...

Comey is unsparing in his disgust at Trump A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

The cacophony and chaos surrounding the White House have only grown in the 11 months since Donald Trump ordered the firing of James Comey. Like most...
BOOK REVIEW - China’s Second C...

BOOK REVIEW - China’s Second Continent: `how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa

On a trip to Lusaka, Zambia, last year, I kept chasing an energetic and jittery Chinese man, the only staff member of a Chinese mining company...
Book Review : Why I’m no longe...

Book Review : Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The provocative title is hard to ignore, and so is the book’s cover. Seen from afar, it appears to be called Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race,...
Book Review: The Economics Ant...

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Microeconomics

It was the perfect “natural experiment:” in April 1992, New Jersey’s minimum-wage was scheduled to rise from $4.25 an hour to $5.05, while...
Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy I...

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth -- and How to Fix It

I have a soft spot for intellectual bomb-throwers and policy provocateurs. Perhaps it is because of my many decades working in financial markets:...
Book Review  Aid and Authorita...

Book Review Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

This is a wide-ranging volume which examines the intersection between the aid industry and African politics from a variety of perspectives. It should...
Book Review: Neither Devil Nor...

Book Review: Neither Devil Nor Child: How Western Attitudes Are Harming Africa,

How the West keeps Africa Poor and Unstable By Tom Young, OneWorld Publishing 2018 This new book is polemical. It is also an out of the box...
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