A doctor and a diplomat on the ebola frontline


The Ebola has been going around for at least several decades in West Africa. Congo / Zaïre has been one of the hot spots. Recently I read a book on an outbreak in Congo, long time ago.  The problem is still not over. Now a new book has come on the market. Getting to Zero … Continue reading A doctor and a diplomat on the ebola frontline

Hartebreker: Christiaan Barnard en die eerste hartoorplanting


Suddenly he shot to fame, worldwide. One man from South Africa, with his flashy smile. In a time that South Africa was a state in growing isolation one man found his way to the front pages of newspapers and magazines worldwide. His name was Christiaan Barnard (1922 – 2001). He was a surgeon at the … Continue reading Hartebreker: Christiaan Barnard en die eerste hartoorplanting

HINTER DER SCHLEIER DER TRÄNEN


This is the third and last book by Choga Regina Egbeme (not her real name), a woman with a German mother Lisa and a Nigerian father. Her married mother met this Nigerian man David who led a church of the Black Jesus and had a harem in Lagos, Nigeria. Lisa leaves her husband and marries … Continue reading HINTER DER SCHLEIER DER TRÄNEN

THE MAN WITH THE KEY HAS GONE!


You go to an office in Kampala (Uganda) and want to do your bussines, you get to a desk to get some information, to speak a certain person, to get papers, to get a signature, but the man with the key has gone! In other words, you just go home and try another day to … Continue reading THE MAN WITH THE KEY HAS GONE!

book on depression for launch


To some depression is a western disease, where people live in a stressful world. But according to dr. Vivian Ikem, a PhD graduate of Chemical Engineering, there is more to say on this topic, so she wrote a book on this topic, for depression has many faces. At first I thought that the relationship between … Continue reading book on depression for launch

jag dor, men minnet lever


Henning Mankell is a famous writer with Swedish origins. Many years he spent in Mozambique and other countries. He is a writer and also of man of the theatre.  In this little book he tells about the scourge of Aids. He visits some people in Uganda who work with a small booklet to write down … Continue reading jag dor, men minnet lever