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Didier Drogba : C’était pas gagné

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books, sport | No Comments

Didier Drogba‘s biography C’était pas gagné was published in early 2008. “In this autobiography Drogba reveals his journey from a painful childhood in the Parisian suburbs to the African Cup of Nations in 2008. Throughout his narrative, we discover the hidden side of both Drogba and the world he inhabits, populated by the biggest names […]

A Living Mirror: Deyda Hydara

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Gunmen who are still at large killed the late Deyda Hydara, a Gambian journalist and publisher of The Point newspaper, in a drive-by shooting on the night of Thursday, 16 December 2004. In early 2008 Aloa Ahmed Alota and Demba Ali Jawo , two journalist colleagues who worked closely with the late Hydara, published A […]

Unchain the art by Gwen Ansell

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Writer’s Brief A Power Stronger Than Itself : The AACM and American Experimental Music, George Lewis’ account of the development of the AACM was published in May 2008. “Written with the eye of an ethnographer, the ear of a performer, and the heart of a hometown dweller, George Lewis’s account of the development of the […]

Massacre River by René Philoctète

Posted 09 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Publisher: New Directions May, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0811217255 In 1937 the power-mad racist Generalissimo Trujillo ordered the slaughter of thousands and thousands of Haitians—and, as Philoctète puts it, death set up shop everywhere. At the heart of Massacre River is the loving marriage of the Dominican Pedro and the Haitian Adèle in a little town on […]

The Life & Times of Richard Onyango Binyavanga Wainaina (Editor)

Posted 01 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

ISBN: 9966-7008-5-4 Year of Publication: 2008 Kwani? Richard Onyango, Kenya’s most famous international artist, tells his coming of age story from his beginnings as a musical apprentice at the Coast, to lover of Englishwoman, Drossie, and his emergence as a force in the international art world. This is a street-to-canvas bildunsroman of one of Kenya’s […]

Tunakataa! We say no! by Kauli Raiya

Posted 01 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Vita Books 2008 In history, people reach a stage when they say “no” to oppression and exploitation. During the colonial period in Kenya, the Mau Mau liberation movement developed appropriate strategies and tactics of saying “no” to colonialism”. Besides armed struggle, it developed songs, dance and other cultural activities that clearly embodied the message of […]

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