Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

I got this book from BooksFirst at Nakumatt, for about 400 Kshs. I had finished reading another Wilkie Collins classic, The Woman in White (read the review here) and I waited for a while for the characters and the essence … Continue reading

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

First of all, this book is absolutely free on Amazon, the Kindle edition that is. How does someone review a good book without giving a way the plot? That has always been the trick. This is one of those classics … Continue reading

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Book Review: Den of Inequities

I met Kinyanjui Kombani, the author of Den of Inequities, when BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) had a Daystar training under the Creatives Academy invite, a few months ago. I bought the book and had it autographed, and then it lay … Continue reading

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The Langani Trilogy: A Durable Fire / In Borrowed Light

Barbara and Stephanie Keating introduced us to unforgettable characters in the first book of the Langani trilogy, Blood Sisters. (Read the review here). Central to the tale are Sarah, Camilla and Hannah, the three friends who are now blood sisters … Continue reading

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Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

It’s not easy being a working mother. At the tender age of 3 months, you will leave your suckling infant in the care of another, and leave them there for the better part of the day. You will arrive at … Continue reading

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Blood Sisters

No stop, it’s not what you are thinking. When I googled images for this post title, all I got was some vampire show. What I was after is the cover image to Stephanie and Barbara Keating’s book: Blood Sisters. The … Continue reading

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Wole Soyinka’s You Must Set Forth at Dawn

Wole Soyinka describes a scene in New York, where he’s in a taxi with a friend as they are driven down the streets. They see a woman alight from a taxi ahead of them, with a man following closely. There … Continue reading

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A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd – Book Review

Morgan Leafy is a misanthrope. You don’t like him at first, he comes across as condescending, even to himself. He describes himself as not too attractive, his skin is not tanning in the hot and humid West African weather and … Continue reading

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THE WHITE MASAI- BOOK REVIEW

When Binyavanga Wainaina wrote the essay “How to Write About Africa“, he had writers such as Corinne Hoffman in mind. Corinne came to Kenya for holiday with her boyfriend Marco, and fell in love with a Masai. Technically, it was … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai – A Tribute to an Unbowed Woman

I was reading Wangari Maathai’s memoir: Unbowed, One Woman’s Story at lunch one day when I was joined by a colleague. I told him I was reading her book and if he wanted he could borrow it after. He dismissed in an … Continue reading

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