Title: Dictators and their Secret Police Author: Sheena Chestnut Greitens Genre: Political Science Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 16/08/2016 Pages: 240 Context: Increasingly, there is substantial mentioning and complaints on social media and in the streets of Tanzania, wondering whether we are walking towards a dictatorial regime or not. There has been analysis that Tanzania has always been under… Read more →
Title: Imagining Serengeti Author: Jan Bender Shetler Genre: Academic: Anthropology; History Publisher: Ohio University Press Release Date: 2007 Format: Paperback Pages: 378 If someone wants to teach about the theory of Construction, I think the best book to start with would be “Imagining Serengeti”. This may not be
Title: The Industries of the Future Author: Alec Ross Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: 2016-02-02 Pages: 320 A prompt to pick up this book from the shelf of many was triggered by the President of Tanzania (Dr. John P. Magufuli) new policy and emphasis on industrialization. I have been battling to
Title: The Thing Around Your Neck Author: Adichie Chimamanda N Genre: Fiction Publisher: Fourth Estate Release Date: 2009 Pages: 218 This book is a collection of 12 different stories. Short. Exciting. Leaving you on the traffic lights.
Title: Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century Author: Orville Schell and John Delury Publisher: Random Release Date: 2013 Pages: 478 Most scholars, commentators, media analysts, and students have been terming Chinese economic and material success as a “miracle”. A miracle is something that cannot be explained. Indeed, the classical and conventional economic development models found it… Read more →
Consolation: this list excludes books I’ve had to read for teaching purposes (some I had to read in full – e.g. those of Collective Security just for class confidence), research, and/or consultancy. All in all, upon reflection, I’ve not read as much as I could…and I’ve a feeling (apportioning the blame here) it’s mostly due to having elections in Tanzania…. Read more →
Title: Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises. London. Arrow Books pp. 216 Author: Hemingway Ernest Genre: Fiction Publisher: Arrow Books Release Date: 1927 Pages: 216 As I was really struggling with English writing
Title: Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World Author: Graham A. , Blackwill R., & Wyne A Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: MIT Press Release Date: 2013 Pages: 186 A respected former prime minister of Singapore discusses Islamic terrorism; economic growth; democracy; the welfare state; education; the free market; the roles of… Read more →
Title: Believer: My Forty Years in Politics Author: Axelrod D Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Penguin Press Release Date: 2015 Pages: 528 David Axelrod provides an inspiring account of his political journey while marinating it with his personal life. This book can fall into two different genres – a biography and a non-fictional prose for a political career.While narrating his… Read more →
Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude Author: Marquez Gabriel Garcia Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Release Date: 1967 Pages: 422 Writing this while on air somewhere in the Atlantic between America and Europe, I could not help but starting by citing…“the world must be all fucked up …when men travel first class and literature goes as freight” (406).