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21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER In twenty one bite sized lessons Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism What should we teach our children Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today s most urgent issues The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created Fascinating compelling Harari has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the st century Bill Gates New York Times Truly mind expanding Ultra topical Guardian Lessons is simply put a crucial book Adam Kay

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    Traditional accounts of the making of the modern world afford a place of primacy to European history. Some credit the fifteenth-century Age of Discovery and the maritime connection it established between West and East; others the accidental unearthing of the “New World.” Still others point to the development of the scientific method, or the spread of Judeo-Christian beliefs; and so on, ad infinitum. The history of Africa, by contrast, has long been relegated to the remote outskirts of our global story. What if, instead, we put Africa and Africans at the very center of our thinking about the origins of modernity?

    In a sweeping narrative spanning more than six centuries, Howard W. French does just that, for Born in Blackness vitally reframes the story of medieval and emerging Africa, demonstrating how the economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in the West, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe’s dehumanizing engagement with the “dark” continent. In fact, French reveals, the first impetus for the Age of Discovery was not—as we are so often told, even today—Europe’s yearning for ties with Asia, but rather its centuries-old desire to forge a trade in gold with legendarily rich Black societies sequestered away in the heart of West Africa.

    Creating a historical narrative that begins with the commencement of commercial relations between Portugal and Africa in the fifteenth century and ends with the onset of World War II, Born in Blacknessinterweaves precise historical detail with poignant, personal reportage. In so doing, it dramatically retrieves the lives of major African historical figures, from the unimaginably rich medieval emperors who traded with the Near East and beyond, to the Kongo sovereigns who heroically battled seventeenth-century European powers, to the ex-slaves who liberated Haitians from bondage and profoundly altered the course of American history.

    While French cogently demonstrates the centrality of Africa to the rise of the modern world, Born in Blackness becomes, at the same time, a far more significant narrative, one that reveals a long-concealed history of trivialization and, more often, elision in depictions of African history throughout the last five hundred years. As French shows, the achievements of sovereign African nations and their now-far-flung peoples have time and again been etiolated and deliberately erased from modern history. As the West ascended, their stories—siloed and piecemeal—were swept into secluded corners, thus setting the stage for the hagiographic “rise of the West” theories that have endured to this day.

    “Capacious and compelling” (Laurent Dubois), Born in Blackness is epic history on the grand scale. In the lofty tradition of bold, revisionist narratives, it reframes the story of gold and tobacco, sugar and cotton—and of the greatest “commodity” of them all, the twelve million people who were brought in chains from Africa to the “New World,” whose reclaimed lives shed a harsh light on our present world.

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  • Sacred Jewish texts such as the Torah and the Kabbalah have long been con-sid-ered repositories of some of the greatest wisdom ever assembled. Yet only the smartest and most successful business professionals take advantage of these powerful collections of advice. Using real-world business situations as illustrative examples, this book reveals a four-thousand-year-old blueprint for success.

    Readers will find practical insights on:

    conquering fear – harnessing will power – removing ego from the equation – mas-tering negotiation techniques – dealing with failure – utilizing spiritual entre-preneurship – harvesting the power of positivity – and finding the right balance of character traits to succeed in any career or business venture

    The ancient Jewish writings contain a breadth of knowledge anyone can use, in business and in life. This enlightening and practical guide gives readers the direction they need to make it work for them.

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  • Eleven Minutes tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer.” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune, yet ends up working as a prostitute.

    In Geneva, Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria must choose between pursuing a path of darkness—sexual pleasure for its own sake—or risking everything to find her own inner light and the possibility of true love.

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  • How to handle everything (and everyone) around you when all hell breaks loose, from the international bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots.

    Not everything goes the way we want it to – the world or people around us sometimes just spin out of control. Just consider the Covid pandemic for starters. Or how about that mad neighbour you have living next-door to you? Or when work seems to be going down the toilet when the competition keep outsmarting you? So how do you handle everything life throws your way when you’d really prefer to tell everyone to get stuffed?

     

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

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    The first nine months of donald trump’s term were stormy, outrageous‚aiand absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the west wing, bestselling author michael wolff tells the riveting story of how trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.in this explosive book, wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the oval office. Among the revelations:‚ai what president trump’s staff really thinks of him‚ai what inspired trump to claim he was wire-tapped by president obama‚ai why fbi director james comey was really fired‚ai why chief strategist steve bannon and trump’s son-in-law jared kushner couldn’t be in the same room‚ai who is really directing the trump administration’s strategy in the wake of bannon’s firing‚ai what the secret to communicating with trump is‚ai what the trump administration has in common with the moviethe producersnever before has a presidency so divided the american people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, michael wolff’sfire and furyshows us how and why donald trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

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  • When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
    -How to overcome negativity
    -How to stop overthinking
    -Why comparison kills love
    -How to use your fear
    -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
    -How to learn from everyone you meet
    -Why you are not your thoughts
    -How to find your purpose
    -Why kindness is crucial to success
    -And much more…

    Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.

     

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

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