I still struggle to remember what prompted me to buy this book. Prior to buying it, I had never heard of the author and the title seems too vague to warrant any extra attention. I suspect that I bought it on one of those days when I had craving for a football title and was ransacking Amazon for a one to include in my cart before check out.
A jazz performance can be confusing not just for the uninitiated but even a regular listener who has no extensive knowledge of the art form. To an untrained ear, it is often hard to identify a melody or even its structure. The whole premise of How to Listen to Jazz is
21 Lessons For The 21st Century is basically a collection of essays on the arguably 21 most relevant issues in the 21t century.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee could be called different things. Savage, cynical, sober and complex, are some of the terms that could be used to describe this Booker Prize winner. A very divisive book that is guaranteed to make readers on both sides
Ages before William James concluded that our life experience would ultimately amount to whatever we had paid attention to, an ancient text had deduced that one needed to guard his/her heart with all diligence because out of it flowed the issues of life.
For the second time in recent years, Fred Khumalo has taken a historical event and woven a fictional tale around it. The Longest March is primarily a love triangle
A few days ago while I was reading Suddenly a Footballer, my wife saw it lying on the bed and asked me if Juan Mata had retired. It was a valid question because I also do not understand why footballers (and sports personalities in general) write
In the past few decades, an assumption has grown prevalent. It is the argument that science and faith (belief in an intelligent design behind the universe) are diametrically opposed and an equivalent of water and oil.
King Leopold of Belgium might have started his rapacious pillage of the area that is today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1885 but was not until 1897/1898 that the central character in the resistance of Leopold’s evil regime had his eureka moment. Standing on the dock of the port at Antwerp in Belgium;
In this collection of ten short stories, Chika Unigwe captures the paradox of a facet of migrant life that is common but rarely explored in the Nigerian Diaspora communities. Better Never Than Late is a mosaic collection that centres mostly around