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BOOK REVIEW

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
ESSAY Featured in the book 50 years since independence WHERE IS KENYA?

We Need to Talk About Kevin tells the story of Eva Khatchadourian’s son Kevin who murdered seven of his fellow classmates at Gladstone High School. The murders were not an accident, but deliberately executed by a determined and planful young man. Kevin was only 15 years old! How could he have committed so dastardly an act? What was the motivation? What went wrong? Who is to blame? These are precisely the questions Eva painfully ruminates over.who did.[..]

BUCKETS OF TEARS BY PETE ONDENG
ESSAY Featured in the book 50 years since independence WHERE IS KENYA?

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I was only four years old when she was born. I do not remember much, but I do know that her birth evoked wild celebrations throughout the land. She was a child of promise; the long awaited princess that would lead her people to freedom. And now – this year – the Princess turns 50. With pomp and pageantry, she will cross the Rubicon; that river of life that separates those who would and those who did.[..]

23 THINGS THEY DO NOT TELL YOU ABOUT CAPITALISM BY HA-JOON CHANG

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1. Thing 1: There is no such thing as a free market
2. Thing 2: Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners
3. Thing 3: Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be.[..]

OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS BY MALCOM GLADWELL

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In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a journey through the lives of those who have attained exceptional success in various professions, uncovering the true factors of high achievement. Those profiled include software billionaires, the Beatles, Wall Street Jewish lawyers and...[..]

AFFLUENZA: BY OLIVER JAMES

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In his book AFFLUENZA, British psychologist and writer Oliver James hypothesises that people across the world are being taken over by a new and modern ‘virus” that has us placing a high value on common ‘virus goals’ such as money, possessions, appearance and fame. The catchy virus, caused by growing affluence has made us less happy than...[..]

ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE: BINYAVANGA WAINAINA

One day I will write about this place reads quite different from any other book that I have ever devoured. Right from the lingo which is completely audacious to the point of disorienting an ‘old school’ reader like me; to the enlightening manner that societal expectations, historical and cultural issues are discussed in tandem with the author’s life. We get to experience all these, through the eyes of Binyavanga Wainaina![..]

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In our issue on Branding- Issue #16, we presented an image of Adolf Hitler alongside other current and historical individuals. This was an error on our part. By placing him alongside positive change makers we were seen to have condoned his many dastardly acts. This was not our intention. We apologize profusely for this lapse in judgement. History is and will always be clear on the evil that Adolf Hitler perpetuated. The Editor