Nawal El Saadawi is one of the greatest writers to come out of the Arab world. Born in a small Egyptian village in 1931, her life and writings have shown an extraordinary strength of character and a unique ability to create new worlds in the fight against oppression. Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned and exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender and..
Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousand of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption. In A Good African Story, Andrew Rugasira arg..
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.Obama take..
In the seventies, as signs of decay began to show in the capitalist experiment of the newly independent African countries, a "bard of the misrule" emerged on the streets of Lagos. Often shirtless and armed with his trademark saxophone, Fela Anikulapo Kuti tore his way into popular culture with Afrobeat music. Blending ethno-traditional forms with the reigning highlife and jazz rhythms, Afrobeat dr..
"A business book charting her experience from the kitchen table to the boardroom table." The Financial Times "Coffee Republic has been a great success story and an inspirational role model for entrepreneurs in all business sectors. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely position and books such as this illustrate not only the "nuts and bolts" of entrepreneurialism, but also give invaluab..
This book is fluid and engaging and gives the reader a ringside seat to the inner sanctum of government. It is an account of an illustrious, international diplomatic career spanning over twenty five years. It is told with candour and insightfulness and written with ease and elegance. The reader is bound to enjoy it and some may even find it attractive enough to call it thrilling because it reads l..