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..
A Mouth Sweeter than Salt gathers the stories and reflections of the early years of Toyin Falola, the grand historian of Africa and one of the greatest sons of Ibadan, the notable Yoruba city-state in Nigeria. Redefining the autobiographical genre altogether, Falola miraculously weaves together personal, historical, and communal stories, along with political and cultural developments in the period..
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..
How does one date bring bittersweet memories in one single thought? That was one of the questions in Folarin's mind as he narrates his spine-chilling encounter with kidnappers. On a bright sunny Saturday morning of 1st of May 1999, himself and Titi were joined in Holy Matrimony; 17 years later, they were forcefully separated, on the same date. When Folarin stepped out of his study in the early hou..
Jim Ovia's entrepreneurial flair demystifies Africa. Africa Rise and Shine shows his meteoric rise from humble beginnings to building a formidable bank. This is a wonderful African success story. ( Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Investor and Philanthropist). Africa Rise and Shine lays bare the secrets to Zenith Bank's success from one of Nigeria's most respected business..
"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..