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  • From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power

    When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to “Poeticize Your Presence,” “Keep them in Suspense – What Comes Next” and “Master the Art of the Bold Move”. Every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of PowerThe Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

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  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

    ‘Expect vibrant, vivid and eye-opening descriptions of Middle Eastern life propelled by a tender storyline, all in Shafak’s haunting, beautiful and considered prose’ Vanity Fair

    Incredibly sensuous and poetic and evocative’Pandora Sykes, The High Low

    ‘Richly uplifting… truly beautiful writing’ Nicola Sturgeon

    ‘In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila’s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore…’

    For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women’s legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back the friends she made in her bittersweet life – friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

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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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  • New!

    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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  • 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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    In this fascinating book, a political analyst takes a close look at 21 key speeches which have shaped the world today. He examines the power of the arguments embedded in these speeches to inspire people to achieve great things, or do great harm, and he draws upon his political expertise to explain how our current understanding of the world is rooted in pivotal moments of history. These moments are captured in the words of a range of influential speakers including: Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King, Jr., Enoch Powell, Napoleon Beazley, Kevin Rudd, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, Margaret Beckett, Winston Churchill, Salvador Allende, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Tim Collins, Mohandas Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robin Cook, and Barack Obama. The speeches in this book are arranged thematically, linked by concepts such as “might is right,” “with us or against us,” and “give peace a chance.” Each transcript is accompanied by an insightful commentary that analyzes how the words relate to contemporary society.

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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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  • 488 Rules for Life is Kitty Flanagan’s way of making the world a more pleasant place to live.

    Providing you with the antidote to every annoying little thing, these rules are not made to be broken. 488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it’s not you who needs help, it’s other people. Whether they’re walking and texting, asphyxiating you on public transport with their noxious perfume cloud, or leaving one useless square of toilet paper on the roll, a lot of people just don’t know the rules.

    But thanks to Kitty Flanagan’s comprehensive guide to modern behaviour, our world will soon be a much better place. A place where people don’t ruin the fruit salad by putting banana in it … where your co-workers respect your olfactory system and don’t reheat their fish curry in the office microwave … where middle aged men don’t have ponytails …

    Other rules to live by include:

    1. Men must wear shorts over leggings

    The gym is no place for people to discover whether or not you are circumcised. That’s a private discussion for another place and time.

    2. Team bonding activities should be optional

    Some people love it when management decides that an afternoon of bowling or paintballing or (god forbid) karaoke will help everyone work better as a team. Others would rather be dead.

    3. Don’t ever mention your ‘happy place’

    To me, this sounds less like a pleasant, fun state of mind and more like some kind of utopian wank palace you’ve had built in the basement.

    What started as a personal joke is now a quintessential reference book with the power to change society. (Or, at least, make it a bit less irritating.)

    What people are (Kitty Flanagan is) saying about this book:

    ‘You’re welcome everyone.’

    ‘Thank god for me.’

    ‘I’d rather be sad and lonely, but right.’

    ‘There’s not actually 488 rules in here but it sure feels like it’.

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  • Use this helpful book to learn about the leadership tools to fuel success, grow your team, and become the visionary you were meant to be.

    True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership—where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

    The 5 Levels of Leadership are:
    1. Position—People follow because they have to.
    2. Permission—People follow because they want to.
    3. Production—People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
    4. People Development—People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
    5. Pinnacle—People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

    Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

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  • SILAS NYANCHWANI MEMO:

    One of the most recurring problems in most marriages is the emotional withdrawal of wives and husbands who are ill-equipped at dealing with the menace. I see men in bars who don’t want to go home because their wives are unhappy or are presently serving them the coldest treatment they can cook in their hearts. Add to this, the most potent weapon women have at their disposal, used to punish errant husbands: silent treatment.

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  • how to invest in the stock market book by Peter Wambu Learn the strategies of investing in stocks from the basics up

    Now, if you knew that you had the power to control loosing,
    would you ever fear investing in the stock market? It may
    come as a shock to you that indeed you do have that power!
    When the market starts to go against you, the power to quit
    or damp a stock is in your hands.
    Similarly, the decision to buy is also in your hands. When the
    time to buy is not right, you simply don’t do it. The idea
    that you have to be in some stock or other all the time must be
    resisted. Being busy is not the name of the game; being right
    is what matters most.

     

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

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  • New!

    A Broken People’s Playlist is a collection of short stories with underlying themes so beautifully woven that each story flows into the other seamlessly. From its poignant beginning in “Lost Stars” a story about love and it’s fleeting, transient nature to the gritty, raw musical prose encapsulated in “In The City”, a tale of survival set in the alleyways of the waterside. A Broken People’s Playlist is a mosaic of stories about living, loving and hurting through very familiar sounds, in very familiar ways and finding healing in the most unlikely places.

    The stories are also part-homage and part-love letter to Port Harcourt (the city which most of them are set in). The prose is distinctive as it is concise and unapologetically Nigerian. And because the collection is infused with the magic of evocative storytelling, everyone is promised a story, a character, to move or haunt them.

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  • A most remarkable story of one phenomenal woman who yielded to the call of God and allowed Him to use her in extraordinary ways. The book takes you through an eventful journey, from her interesting ancestry that dates back to the Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Wa Gathirimu, through to her growing up in a Kenyan rural set-up, and the defining moment of God’s call which culminated into great spiritual encounters, awesome miracles, signs and wonders. The vast numbers of souls that have been touched and transformed by God’s power through her Faith Evangelistic Ministry are an ongoing an enduring testimony. You will be inspired and encouraged to believe God for the impossible, to see the invisible and to achieve the unimaginable.

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  • The play opens at Christmas time as Nora Helmer enters her home carrying many packages. Nora’s husband Torvald is working in his study when she arrives. He playfully rebukes her for spending so much money on Christmas gifts, calling her his “little squirrel.” He teases her about how the previous year she had spent weeks making gifts and ornaments by hand because money was scarce. This year Torvald is due a promotion at the bank where he works, so Nora feels that they can let themselves go a little. The maid announces two visitors: Mrs. Kristine Linde, an old friend of Nora’s, who has come seeking employment; and Dr. Rank, a close friend of the family, who is let into the study. Kristine has had a difficult few years, ever since her husband died leaving her with no money or children. Nora says that things have not been easy for them either: Torvald became sick, and they had to travel to Italy so he could recover. Kristine explains that when her mother was ill she had to take care of her brothers, but now that they are grown she feels her life is “unspeakably empty.” Nora promises to talk to Torvald about finding her a job. Kristine gently tells Nora that she is like a child. Nora is offended, so she teases the idea that she got money from “some admirer” so they could travel to Italy to improve Torvald’s health. She told Torvald that her father gave her the money, but in fact she illegally borrowed it without his knowledge (women were forbidden from conducting financial activities such as signing checks without a man’s endorsement). Since then, she has been secretly working and saving up to pay off the loan.

    Krogstad, a lower-level employee at Torvald’s bank, arrives and goes into the study. Nora is clearly uneasy when she sees him. Dr. Rank leaves the study and mentions that he feels wretched, though like everyone he wants to go on living. In contrast to his physical illness, he says that the man in the study, Krogstad, is “morally diseased.”

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  • HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. `Completely immersive’ Guardian `When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

    There is no middle ground’ Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

    From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men . . .

    all will play the Game of Thrones.

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  • A Gentleman in Moscow book by Amor Towles

    On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.
    Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely.

    But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval.
    Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?

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  • A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africa’s great writers, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea, in Penguin Modern Classics.

    It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru – Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, legendary rebel leader, was fatally betrayed to the whiteman. Gikonyo’s marriage to the beautiful Mumbi was destroyed when he was imprisoned, while her life has been shattered in other ways. And Mugo, brave survivor of the camps and now a village hero, harbours a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested.

    Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the author of Weep Not Child (1964), The River Between (1965), and Petals of Blood (1977). Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977. He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992.

    Author: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

     

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  • Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its publisher.

     

    When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.

     

    In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

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  • This powerful companion points out that all a man needs to have is a heartfelt desire to grow spiritually. God’s grace does the rest and helps bring about real and lasting change in all the key areas of a man’s life.

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  • OUT OF STOCK

    The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and David Nicholl’s US. New York Times bestseller’Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving’ Daily Mail’Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it’ Spectator Books of the YearAt first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet.

    He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible…

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  • The best way to explain why Africa is the way it is today. As well as being a very good read, the complexities of African politics are clear here,
    the tensions of post colonialism, the ambition and criticism of government, and the corruption
    thereon. Book at 850/-

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  • A Marriage of Dolls is a hilarious account of events that happen in most families and marriages.

    The novel points out various challenges faced by both men and women when choosing a life partner and humorously shows ups and downs in new marriages before the couple finally understands each other and learns to live together and solve their issues amicably. The dramatic events in this book are rib-cracking and portray the partners as somewhat juvenile and crazy, hence the title.

    The book also explores various cultural practices, beliefs and values among the Ameru, Luhya, Akamba, Maa and Agikuyu.

    A Marriage of Dolls is the second part of Torn Between, which is the author’s first book by JB Omukungala

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  • Awaken your life’s purpose in 2019 with the help of A New Earth, the international bestseller. ‘An otherworldly genius’ Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show_________Are you ready to put aside ego and be awakened? Right now the world is filled with angry, raging egos. But there is a better way and in A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle provides the spiritual framework for all of us to move beyond ourselves in order to make this world a better, more evolved place to live.

    Shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society, Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over us during this new millennium, and reveals a path to happiness and health that every reader can follow. Awaken your purpose, discover your potential, and change your life. ‘A wake up call for the entire planet.

    A New Earth helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be and to put ourselves in the now’ Oprah Winfrey

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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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  • A Radical awakening book by Dr Shefali

    The New York Times bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled.

    A Radical Awakening lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet.

    Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives.
    The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.

     

     

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  • A masterpiece that guides new traders on how to navigate the forex market.

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  • A brave honorable big hearted book The Washington Post A Thousand Splendid Suns is an ambitious work Once again the setting is Afghanistan but this time Hosseini has taken the last thirty three years of that country s tumultuous history of war and oppression and told it on an intimate scale through the lives of two women The New York Times Absolutely compelling on every level It s nearly impossible for a novel a work of fantasy and fabrication to deliver a formidable blow a pounding of the senses a reeling so staggering that we are convinced the characters and their dilemmas are genuine Such a persuasion is particularly difficult when the setting is Afghanistan a country and culture many see as too strange for recognition for empathy But that s what Khaled Hosseini does again and again in A Thousand Splendid Suns Chicago Sun Times Khaled Hosseini has a storytelling gift He offers us the sweep of historic upheavals narrated with the intimacy of family and village life Los Angeles Times This engaging heartbreaking novel soars The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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  • The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless white men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime—until the girl’s father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands.

    For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life—and then his own.

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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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