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BLOOD RIVER - A Journey To Afr...

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

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...
Book Review: The Richest Man i...

Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

Friday, November 18, 2016
The Richest Man in Babylon opens with a brief story of a man named Bansir, who never seemed able to get ahead in life. He owed people money and...
Book Review:A Brief History of...

Book Review:A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen W. HawkingBantum, 1988 Jupiter Scientific

Friday, November 11, 2016
A Brief History of Time begins with a striking image and a wonderful true story: An elderly lady attended a public lecture given by an astrophysicist...
J. A Rogers, World’s Great Men...

J. A Rogers, World’s Great Men of Colour, Touchstone Books, 431 pages

Friday, November 04, 2016
This book every Gambian should read! This book seeks to decolonize the minds of all Africans because it traces the illustrious careers of great...
Cultural History of Sukuta/Sab...

Cultural History of Sukuta/Sabiji, by Ousman Mohammed Cham, and Ousman Mamakeh Bojang, Prografix Printers, 2016, p.164.

Friday, October 28, 2016
By Hassoum Ceesay, Gambia National Museum This is a ground breaking historical text which seeks to enhance our understanding of Gambian history...
Joel Joffe, The State vs. Nels...

Joel Joffe, The State vs. Nelson Mandela: the trial that changed South Africa, 288 pages, OneWorld Publishers.

Friday, October 21, 2016
A firsthand account of the Rivonia Trials of 1964 Reviewed by Hassoum Ceesay If this book is about the trial ‘that changed South Africa’, it is...
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