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  • What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

    Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

    What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners

    Author: Jordan B. Peterson

    ISBN:9780141988511

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    Regarded as a great instance of twentieth century English Literature, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published in the summer of 1949, and set in Oceania—one of the three intercontinental superstates.

    In this novel, Orwell presents a powerful critique of the times through the fictional global war among the super powers of Oceania that had divided the whole world. Orwell creates a convincing and haunting imaginary world steeped into political ravages and dis-organization. His masterful critique of the political structures of the times comes out through the life of Winston Smith, a man caught in the web of a dystopian future, and his covert affair with Julia, a woman he meets during his service at a Government post.

    Brilliantly woven with a genial Orwellian spark, this novel is a classic satirical take on the political and social structures of all times.

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  • 48 laws of power By Robert Greene

    This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages.

    Author: Robert Greene

     

    Book Available in kenya| Online bookstore| Kenya’s leading bookshop|Same-Day book delivery.

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  • A Promised Land book by Barrack Obama H/C

    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

     

    Book Available in kenya| Online bookstore| Kenya’s leading bookshop|Same-Day book delivery.

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  • Randy Gatogo was born the most awaited bundle of joy by his parents. He grows up with an abnormal craving for blood spillage. There are the days he wanted to close his eyes and inhale the enticing smell of fresh blood. A jugular vein pulsating made him want to bay for blood.

    As a boy, he enjoyed killing defenseless cats and dogs. His happiness depended on inflicting pain and suffering. Watching the animals writhe in pain gave him crazy contentment. The nature of a sadist drives him to commit atrocities in school. He was the mastermind of a strike in Kasuku primary school. He knew they would come looking for him so that he could stand behind his mess and suffer the repercussions of his actions. Apart from being a sadist, he was a notorious rebel.

    He successfully escapes Kasuku village and seeks refuge in the Rift Valley capital. He turns to a notorious drug peddler for survival. Something tragic happens, and he loses his best friend in a gun battle in Nakuru town. Randy blames the whole ordeal and mostly its genesis on a woman. That is where the trait of misogynism in him originates. He resolves to pick a vendetta by running a deadly scheme of murdering prostitutes and any woman who crosses his path.

    He perpetrates a series of murders in the past and swears to commit even more killings in the future to avenge his best friend. At some point, he is crazy enough to come to his mother’s rescue from the domestic violence subjected to her by his father. His father later dies in a mysterious circumstance.

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  • “A world with no air” is a compelling story that revolves around the life of an African boy. It is a i journey of one man inside himself engulfed with an overwhelming quest for liberation. It is a clear picture of how an average African boy fights to survive in the underprivileged world. It reflects a journey through barricades and dangerous hiccups. It is a pure example of what it means to hit rock bottom.

    “As I walked along the tiny road that runs from Kenya Clay Works to the other side of the road that connects O.J and Ruiru town, I tried to figure out what Gmail and email entails. I came up with a genius idea, may be email means when you send electronic mail, and Gmail means when someone sends a mail using a generator. I did not know. I looked at the piece of paper and ripped it into shreds”

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    Africa’s Tarnished Name by chinua achebe

    He needed to hear Africa speak for itself after a lifetime of hearing Africa spoken about by others

    Electrifying essays on the history, complexity, diversity of a continent, from the father of modern African literature.

    Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York’s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

    Author: Chinua Achebe

    ISBN:9780241338834

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  • Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

    Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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  • This is a compilation of completely scintillating erotic stories. The author insists than anybody exploring this book should read the stories according to the order herein to achieve hundred percent reader satisfaction. As the the dominant story goes…

    Peggy dumps Jaden his college sweetheart because of an unavoidable circumstance. When she gets married to Liam, she is determined to help him in all his endeavors. She learns to love him as time passes by.

    She engages herself in a sexual immorality to help her husband secure a job. After two decades, the very past had been buried and forgotten. It is unbelievable how that dark past crawls back to her life and destroys her family…would she rise above those tribulations.

    The other stories featured in this book are completely erotic. It is the eloquence and vividness in them that makes “APPEASING SATAN” an outstanding piece of literature.

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  • atomic habits book by james clear

    A revolutionary system to get 1 per cent better every day

    People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions – doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

    He calls them atomic habits.

    In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy.

    These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life.
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    ‘James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.’ Adam Grant, author of Originals

    ‘A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life.’ Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way

    Author: James Clear

    ISBN:9781847941831

    Book Available in kenya| Online bookstore| Kenya’s leading bookshop|Same-Day book delivery.

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  • Children and adults involvement in different types of maladaptive behaviors is a reality.To transform their faulty habits they need behavior modification and those addicted to various substances and Willing to change go for lifestyle rehabilitation.

    Covered is the principles of learning and their application in behavior modification and lifestyle rehabilitation of substance abusers. Common behavior problems their causes and their interventions are presented.

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  • The fifteen stories in this anthology are hundred percent Eastern African. Most of them have been authored by budding narrators as they confidently take a plunge to claim space in the literary world.

    The thematic aspect delved into in these stories includes, gender relationships and roles, human rights abuse, corruption, love, betrayal and vengeance.. These vivid narrations explore human nature, life, and diverse aspects that spice it.

    Contributing Authors

    1. Mugure Thagichu- Kenya
    2.Mawut Achiek-Sudan
    3.Eugene Rop-Kenya
    4.Wincate Wanja-Kenya
    5.Brian Nzomo-Kenya
    6.Wangui Wa Ruga-Kenya
    7.Kimani Kabengi-Kenya
    8.Julia Waithira-Kenya
    9.Wangui Kanyeki-Kenya
    10.Juma Jestic–Kenya
    11.Akinyi Anguja-Kenya
    12.Edwin Ochieng-Kenya
    13.Valencia Nasimiyu-Kenya
    14.Ian Ingara-Kenya

    Compiler: Nahashon Harrison

     

    https://kibangabooks.com/product/conquest-by-will-by-nahashon-harrison/

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  • Fifteen Years after the passing of Wahome Mutahi, we are lucky enough to have a collection of his revolutionary articles. Written in satirical form during the regime of Moi. Wahome was honest to what he called liberation journalism. This allowed him to challenge political and social power in his writings and performances. He used his writings to ask critical questions about the direction the Kenyan society was taking.
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  • Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother: his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

    The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

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  • Book lovers cup of tea or coffee. Classy and bookish.

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  • As an Economic Hitman (EHM), John Perkins helped further American imperial interests in countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. As Chief Economist for the international consulting firm Chas. T. Main, he convinced underdeveloped countries to accept massive loans for infrastructure development and ensured that the projects were contracted to multinational corporations. The countries acquired enormous debt, and the US and international aid agencies were able to control their economies.

    He tried to write this book four times but was threatened or bribed each time to halt. The events of 9/11 – a direct result of the activities of EHMs in the 1970s – finally forced him to confront the role he played himself, and to reveal the truth to the rest of the world.

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man has become a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US. It has been called the book that finally ‘connects the dots, the book that best explains what is really going on in the world’.

    Author: John Perkins

    ISBN: 9780091909109

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    Confessions of Nairobi Women book by Joan Thatiah

     

    Confessions of Nairobi Women’ is a collection of thirteen true candid stories told to Joan Thatiah. The stories are as awe-inspiring as they are
    heart-wrenching.

    There is a story of a woman who confesses to nursing thoughts of wanting to kill her husband, another of a young woman whose whirlwind romance ends with her behind bars, and a soon-to-be bride who
    wonders why she wants it all the darn time. Finally, an Instagram business owner admits there is more to her success than praying and hydrating.

    The book offers a candid look into the life of a Nairobi woman today, the societal hurdles and decisions she faces, and the consequences that follow
    SORRRY!

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  • In the deep valleys of River Mathioya lived a couple.Harrison and Jane were happily married.Life in the rural area was challenging but they were contented. In those days, westernization had not penetrated the interiors of Kenya yet. The couple’s livelihood depended on farming and fishing.

    In 1987, their firstborn son was born. Later in 1989, the second and last born followed. The native’s source of livelihood was becoming unpopular. Harrison moved out to a little town and adopted shop-keeping as an alternative career. Jane was left behind to take care of their two sons.

    Later in 1991, the unexpected happened. Harrison fell ill. Attempts by doctors to save his life proved futile and he passed on. Hepatocellular carcinoma took away his life. He was buried at the banana plantation behind their house. The widowed Jane was disappointed by the dramatic turn of events. She felt that the world was against her. She took their two sons and took them to her maternal home very far away from Mathioya. Later, she leaves her sons behind in the care of their grandmother. As the sole provider to her family, she dealt with cheap labor. As a mother, she ensured her sons schooled like everyone else’.The challenges were immense but worth it.From the deep valleys of Mathioya originates a story so breathtaking and captivating…as Nahashon Harrison vividly narrates.

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  • Conversations In Ink is a collection of Poetry, Musings and Imagery. Words and sentences that subtly remind of all good things and bad.

    Powerfully stroked through sentiments of all things close to the heart. This book takes one through different phases of life. Journey of love, life, friendships, grief, nature, growth gratitude and so much more.

    Hours spent with the noble pencil and the humble eraser have given life to imagination and color to innumerable shades of black. Be it in the words or the sketches, this book is sure to resonate with you.
    We are one.

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  • Crushing (International): God Turns Pressure into Power

    Bestselling inspirational author T.D. Jakes reveals God’s process for our growth and how we can benefit from life’s challenging experiences.

    In this insightful book, #1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice?

    In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey-the painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer’s, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack.

    Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God’s joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose.

    CRUSHING will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on Him during setbacks, He will lead you through.

    Author: T D JAKES
    ISBN; 9781546035657

     

    Buy Crushing by TD jAKES Book in Kenya Nairobi.

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  • Damn, girl stop that: how women shoot themselves in the foot. Sometimes the world is conspiring against the woman. Sometimes though, even though she should know better, the woman gets in her own way. This book is about these times.
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  • Dance of the Jakaranda book by Peter Kimani

    Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of a nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men-preacher Richard Turnbull, the colonial administrator Ian McDonald, and Indian technician Babu Salim-whose lives intersect when they are implicated in the controversial birth of a child.

    With its riveting multiracial cast, the novel could well be a story of globalisation. Yet the novel is firmly anchored in the African storytelling tradition.

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  • New York Times Best Seller
    A Skimm Reads Pick
    An NPR Best Book of 2017

    From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today–written as a letter to a friend–and the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

    A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions–direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

    Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    ISBN:9780525434801

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  • Girl boss book By Sophia Amoruso

    Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

    Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

    #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

     

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  • Raised in a small village in Eastern Kenya, Judith is determined to escape her tumultuous childhood. At 29, the firstborn daughter of a retired cotton refinery worker in Mbeere joins the ranks of the Nairobi City office executives and imagines she has succeeded in her mission.

    When she returns to the village for her mother’s funeral and meets a mysterious stranger, she is completely taken by him. But Jeffari is a man on a mission. She is his mark, too trying to smash the glass ceiling to notice him leading her to the core of East Africa’s largest terrorism network.

     

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  • Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader’s wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel – the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself.

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  • Decline can be avoided.
    Decline can be detected.
    Decline can be reversed.

    Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?

    In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins’ research project-more than four years in duration-uncovered five step-wise stages of decline:

    Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success
    Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More
    Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril
    Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation
    Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death

    By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom.

    Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover.

    Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins’ research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover-in some cases, coming back even stronger-even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4.

    Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

    Author: Jim Collins

    ISBN:9780977326419

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  • Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and if they find themselves falling, reverse their course.
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    “kill a man if you must but never deprive him of hope—for with that you kill him anyway and in a much more cruel way.” the dawn of the 21st century and a country struggles to rise from the vortex of inefficiency, corruption and filth that dogged it up to the close of the last century in this sequel to the award-winning the river and the source, margaret ogola weaves around the lives of the grandchildren of mark and elizabeth sigu—lives that mirror the tribulations and aspirations of a people going through re-examination of their values and attitudes in search of their true human identity and place in a fast-changing world.

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  • I’m too pretty to be broke book by Joan Thatiah

    I’m Too Pretty To be broke explores some of the lies women tell themselves and each other which hold them back from their greatness. Joan Thatiah combines personal anecdotes as a mother, daughter, sister and wife in cutting through the layers of lies women tell themselves.

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