I have a thing for doubt. That is not even a confession but a declaration of fact. Not one I am proud of but a wrestle that has yielded good dividend. While reading Faith In The Shadows it occurred to me that I have an impressive collection of
28. Talking To My Daughter About The Economy
Yanis Varoufakis is notorious for being the Greek finance minister who eyeballed the EU during the austerity measures negotiation when Greece defaulted on its loan repayment plans. He refused to blink, the EU stood firm and just about when Greece was going to tumble over, the Greek government blinked and agreed to EU terms while Yanis Varoufakis resigned in disagreement and rode his bike into the sunset.
27. The European Game: The Secret of European Football Success
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.
26. How to Listen to Jazz
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
25. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
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
23. The Attention Merchants
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.
22. The Longest March
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
21. Suddenly A Footballer
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
20. Can Science Explain Everything?
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.