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Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary – Ernest Harsch

About Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country’s history and development. An avowed Marxist,…

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Review of the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

I first came across this book sometime last year after reading another stunning read- Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  I could not wait to dig into it. With my previous experience with the same author was an awesome read, The Nightingale see my review here. This makes Kristin Hannah officially on my list of favorite authors. Great Alone is set in…

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Binti by Nnedi Okafor
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Review of Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

This short read introduced me to the first science fiction (SF) book. This wasn’t a bad experience considering I wasn’t expecting much from it. Binti is a story about a lady from a minority tribe who has been accepted to a prestigious university- Oomza University, to study mathematics on scholarship. The community is one that has a deep-rooted culture and…

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We will always love Paris
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First Chapters First Paragraph Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesday

First Chapters First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is hosted by (Vicki) I’d rather be by the beach. Every Tuesday Vicki shares the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that she is reading or planning to read soon; and Teaser Tuesday hosted by The Purple Booker.  Feel free to participate. This week I will be introducing the first chapters, paragraphs and…

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The Book Thief
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Review: Book Thief by Markus Zusak

About Book Thief It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meagre existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she…

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The Uncertain Season
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Review: The Uncertain Season by Ann Howard Creel

About Uncertain Season Grace is a privileged 19-year-old girl who lives with her mother- Bernadette. She looks forward to a pleasant summer celebrating her engagement to a wealthy young gentleman. Things, however, change when her charming cousin, Etta comes to live with them after a scandalous past. Grace, in a reckless moment, reveals Etta’s scandalous past and as punishment, she…

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

About the book For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Mason doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth…

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