review BURY THE CHAINS


This book is a long read but very worthwhile and very readable. The American writer Adam Hochschild has touched the African continent before when he wrote about the endeavours of the Belgian King Leopold II who treated a large portion of Africa as his personal backyard with gruelling results. In 2005 he published his study … Continue reading review BURY THE CHAINS

BY THE BOOK: Jane Ngunjiri


Every parents can appreciate some help. In times past it was often the mother and the grandmother who gave sound advice to the fledging mother (and father). Or else an elder sister knew a few things through experience. These days things have changed to some degree. Parents can look to specialists, trained psychologists and educators … Continue reading BY THE BOOK: Jane Ngunjiri

review THE FIRST BOER WAR


Recently I read a few books concerning the two (Anglo-)Boer Wars in South Africa. Some were written from a British perspective, another by a Dutch historian, a book on Paul Kruger was written by a German author. This current book has been written by an academic from the United States of America. Joseph Lehmann was … Continue reading review THE FIRST BOER WAR