Making Africa Work: A Handbook (Book Review)

Marking Africa Work: A Handbook is written by four authors: Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo and Dickie Davis. Each author brings unique experience and insight, not least Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, who lends the book particular gravitas. In light of the impending population boom in Africa, the authors' mission is to…

Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange (Audiobook & Book Review)

I read this memoir by Nelson Mandela's former secretary, Zelda la Grange, at the end of last year. Or, to be more accurate, I listened to it on audiobook. In Good Morning, Mr Mandela, la Grange provides a uniquely human account of this icon of the modern age during his presidential and later years. It…

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Book Review)

Where to start with this fantastic book? If you're looking for a quick, easy read, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari is not for you. I say that not because the book is particularly arduous. In fact, given the relatively complex and profound subject matter, the book is surprisingly easy to…

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Book Review)

TW: child abuse I finished Toni Morrison's latest book God Help the Child two weeks ago, and it's still occupying a prominent place in my mind. Perhaps this book is an odd choice for my first "book review" on this site, as I still don't know exactly how I feel about it. I've only just discovered Toni…