Tag Archives: Africa

Movie Review: Black Panther

So, after work I went to see Black Panther to see if all the hype was worthwhile.  This is a movie which was first brought to my attention because of the controversy involving racist review trolls whose negativity sought to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adamalui

Adamalui:  A Survivor’s Journey From Civil Wars In Africa To Life In America, by Joseph Kaifala [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Turner Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite our obvious differences in backgrounds, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold

Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold, by Evelyn Waugh Coming in at 620 pages, this book is a large omnibus collection of four of the author’s works published by Everyman’s Library, which has done a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scoop

Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh This uproariously funny novel is an example of what happens when someone uses their imagination and their experience to the best possible outcome.  In the mid 1930’s, Waugh was sent without experience as a correspondent to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Agape’s Children

Agape’s Children:  Freed From The Streets, by Darla Calhoun with Donna Sundblad [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Given the sad state of Africa and its people, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The North African Kitchen

The North African Kitchen:  Regional Recipes And Stories, by Fiona Dunlop, photographs by Simon Wheeler In looking at this book, it is obvious that there is a fair amount of padding involved in order to get this book close to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of American Slavery

The Origins Of American Slavery:  Freedom And Bondage In The English Colonies, by Betty Wood Not everyone may read a lot and write a lot about slavery [1], but for those of us who do, and especially for those of … Continue reading

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One Person, One Vote, One Time

In the early American republic, there was a great deal of turnover in most political offices.  Presidents, by tradition, only served two terms in honor of the example of George Washington.  Many districts, like Abraham Lincoln’s congressional district, featured far … Continue reading

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A Bible Of Their Own

Some time ago I received a post about a project that I found highly intriguing, and one that made me feel as did the Apostles Peter and John all those years ago when they had to admit that while they … Continue reading

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Islands In The Stream, Or, Caminemos Pisando Las Sendas De Nuestra Inmensa Felicidad

In the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney Australia, two African swimmers, both from Equatorial Guinea, gained significant notoriety for their record slow times in swimming. Eric Moussambani, nicknamed “Eric The Eel” and Paula Barila Bolopa, nicknamed “Paula the Crawler” had … Continue reading

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