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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The truth about the Trial of Jomo Kenyatta by Rawson MachariaKSh990.00Add to cart
Kenya’s historiography is very strong on nationalism,and very flippant on societies which “never”‘ strugled for independence. The people who crowd the center- piece of our history are the rebels – the bandits who wrested land for their communites from the jaws of determined aboriginal communities; the warriors who resisted the imposition of colonial rule; and the men of fitino who mobilized the masses to drive the British away from Kenya in 1963. Our history is very silent on the “‘owards” and the collaborators who joined, or applauded, the strangers and the enemies.
Dedan Kimathi The Real StoryKSh990.00Add to cart
“To most people, Dedan Kimathi, the man who led the Mau Mau movement in Kenya’s forests in the 1950s to win freedom from the British Empire, has remained a shadowy and enigmatic figure.
Attempts to portray his heroic and fascinating life have produced varying results, ranging from historical distortion to artistic idealism.
By Sam Kahiga
The Daily Stoic By Ryan HolidayKSh1,895.00Add to cart
Where can you find joy? What’s the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. The Daily Stoic is a compelling, accessible guide to living a good life, offering daily doses of this classic wisdom.
Long the secret weapon of history’s great figures, from emperors to artists and activists to fighter pilots, the principles of Stoicism have shone brightly through the centuries as a philosophy for doers. Tested in the laboratory of human experience over the last two thousand years, this timeless knowledge is essential to navigating the complexities of modern life.
The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, and the slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as diamonds like Zeno, Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus. On each page, one for every day of the year, you’ll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes and provocative commentary to help you tackle any problem or approach any goal. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you’ll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
Educated (Westover) by Tara WestoverKSh1,495.00Add to cart
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who kept out of school leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A coming of age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle O The Oprah Magazine Beautiful and propulsive Despite the singularity of Westover s childhood the questions her book poses are universal How much of ourselves should we give to those we love And how much must we betray them to grow up Vogue Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara s older brothers became violent When another brother got himself into college Tara decided to try a new kind of life Her quest for knowledge transformed her taking her over oceans and across continents to Harvard and to Cambridge University Only then would she wonder if she d traveled too far if there was still a way home Book Club Pick for Now Read This from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Heart wrenching a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives Amy Chua The New York Times Book Review A heartbreaking heartwarming best in years memoir USA Today Tara Westover s one of a kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind She evokes a childhood that completely defined her Yet it was also she gradually sensed deforming her The Atlantic Riveting Westover brings readers deep into this world a milieu usually hidden from outsiders The Economist Incredibly thought provoking so much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education It is about a woman who must learn how to learn The Harvard Crimson A subtle nuanced study of how dysfunction of any kind can be normalized even within the most conventional family structure and of the damage such containment can do Financial Times Westover s extraordinary memoir is haunting in the best way delivering a powerful coming of age saga.
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Rogue lawyer;John GrishamKSh1,390.00Read more
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, whoâ€™s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun.Â
Sebastian defends people other lawyers wonâ€™t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Â Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesnâ€™t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice systemâ€™s notions of ethical behavior.
Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grishamâ€™s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
Ten types of Human by Dexter DiasKSh2,090.00Add to cart
This book will introduce you to ten people In a way you already know them Only you don t not really In a sense they are you Only they re not entirely They inform and shape the most important decisions in your life But you re almost certainly unaware of their intervention They are the Ten Types of Human Who are they What are they for How did they get into your head We want to believe that there are some things we would never do We want to believe that there are others we always would But how can we be sure What are our limits Do we have limits The answer lies with the Ten Types of Human the people we become when we are faced with life s most difficult decisions But who or what are these Types Where do they come from How did they get into our heads The Ten Types of Human is a pioneering examination of human nature It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of and asks why It explores the frontiers of the human experience excavating the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations It begins in a courtroom and journeys across four continents and through the lives of some exceptional people in search of answers Mixing cutting edge neuroscience social psychology and visceral true stories The Ten Types of Human is at once a provocation and a roadmap of the hidden parts of us It is a book to inspire to refashion our understanding of our many selves and semblances and ultimately to find fresh ways to be free
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