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  • A Review of David Branch’s Kenya: Between Hope And Despair, 1963-2011

    A Review of David Branch’s Kenya: Between Hope And Despair, 1963-2011             Democracy is really a complex phenomenon. It involves the right of people to criticise freely without being detained in prison. It involves the people’s right to know how the wealth is produced in the country, who controls the wealth, and for whose benefit
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

    When the time comes for you to marry, take one wife and one wife alone…listen to your wife’s words.   The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is Lola Shoneyin’s 2010 debut novel. It provides an intriguing portrayal of the lives of a polygamous family in Ibadan, Nigeria.The family patriarch, Baba Segi, is an uncouth,
  • Born a Crime: A Review

    Title: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Author: Trevor Noah ISBN: 9781473635296 Page count: 304 Pages Publisher: Spiegel & Grau   Trevor Noah’s autobiography Born A Crime is as much a history of modern South Africa as it is Trevor’s story. That he starts and ends with two traumatizing events, one where
  • Operation Thunderbolt: A Review

    Title: Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History Author: Saul David ISBN: 9781444762549 Page Count: 446 pp. Publisher: Little, Brown & Company This isn’t a new story, but an old story done differently. I can’t remember the first time I watched “Raid on Entebbe”,
  • Playing it Safe on the Back of a Tiger: A Review

    Title: Riding on a Tiger Author: Moody Awori ISBN: 9789966349910 Publisher: Moran Publishers I was in Standard Three at Busia Airstrip Primary School when I first heard of Moody Awori. He had just joined the campaigns for political office in the 1983 snap elections. Moody, later to be known as Uncle Moody, won the elections