Book Reviews

In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz

Description on Amazon Known as “the Leopard,” the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake — seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country’s copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne…

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Gone Girl
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GONE GIRL – GILLIAN FLYNN

Gillian Flynn’s riveting mystery novel – Gone Girl, tells a story of Amy and Nick Dune whose marriage is in trouble. Amy disappears on the couple’s 5th wedding anniversary. The novel gives an account of her disappearance through 2 alternative perspectives- one for the husband and the other of the wife. So throughout the book, we get everyone’s side of…

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Ghachar Ghochar
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Ghachar Ghochar – Vivek Shanbhag

About Ghachar Ghochar A young man’s close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house on the other side of Bangalore, and try to adjust to a new way of life, allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter,…

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City of Thorns
Book Reviews

Book Review: City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence

About City of Thorns To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a ‘nursery for terrorists’; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert…

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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A Review the Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

About the Nightingale Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by…

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Caramel Tea
Tea Reviews

Tea review: Ketepa pride’s caramel flavored tea

Ketepa’s Caramel flavored tea is a premium tea blended and packaged in Kericho Kenya by Kenya Tea Packers Limited. The tea is packaged in packets of 25 string and tagged tea bags. TEA INFORMATION Country of Origin- Kenya Ingredients- Caramel flavor, blended black CTC tea Steep Time: 4 minutes Water temperature: Bring water to boil Tasting notes: The Ketepa Caramel…

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