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Which books are you reading----recommend
Lolest!
#101 Posted : Friday, December 29, 2017 4:19:28 PM
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Tom Mboya- The Man Kenya Wanted to Forget

Many things taken as fact in Kenyan history are myth
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heri
#102 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:15:48 PM
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Unbowed , Maathai's autobiography

I read it recently. Prof Wangari Maathai was a great woman. Very inspiring

i highly recommend it

Lolest!
#103 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:31:22 PM
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Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history
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heri
#104 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:10:56 PM
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Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


wow. Thanks for sharing. I need to get it. Hope it is available on kindle

Have you read about holocaust? which book would you recommend?

jut wondering if there are online book clubs one can join where one can get recommendations on certain genre of books . Not interested in romance novels, self help books at this time
heri
#105 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:23:03 PM
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Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


I cannot find it on kindle. Is it available locally in the bookshops?
Lolest!
#106 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:37:32 PM
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heri wrote:
Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


I cannot find it on kindle. Is it available locally in the bookshops?

Yes, bought my copy from TBC
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Kusadikika
#107 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:42:20 PM
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heri wrote:
Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


I cannot find it on kindle. Is it available locally in the bookshops?


They changed the name of the book in later versions but it is the same book called "Imperial Reckoning: The untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya"

It is available on Kindle.
heri
#108 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:33:38 AM
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Kusadikika wrote:
heri wrote:
Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


I cannot find it on kindle. Is it available locally in the bookshops?


They changed the name of the book in later versions but it is the same book called "Imperial Reckoning: The untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya"

It is available on Kindle.


Still cannot find it in kindle
KulaRaha
#109 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:19:44 AM
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try piratebay
Business opportunities are like buses,there's always another one coming
heri
#110 Posted : Monday, July 23, 2018 10:02:43 AM
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heri wrote:
Kusadikika wrote:
heri wrote:
Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


I cannot find it on kindle. Is it available locally in the bookshops?


I managed to get the book at Text Book Center. It is so graphic and full of horror

They changed the name of the book in later versions but it is the same book called "Imperial Reckoning: The untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya"

It is available on Kindle.


Still cannot find it in kindle

heri
#111 Posted : Monday, July 23, 2018 10:04:53 AM
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heri wrote:
Kusadikika wrote:
heri wrote:
Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


I cannot find it on kindle. Is it available locally in the bookshops?


They changed the name of the book in later versions but it is the same book called "Imperial Reckoning: The untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya"

It is available on Kindle.


Still cannot find it in kindle

I managed to get the book at Text Book Center. It is so graphic and full of horror

heri
#112 Posted : Friday, August 10, 2018 11:43:39 AM
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Lolest! wrote:
Caroline Elkin's 'Britain's Gulag'

A sad, embittering collection of accounts from detainees during the 1950s emergency. Brings to light facts like Winston Churchill govt's knowledge and permission of use of torture in detention just after WW2 where the Nazis were condemned for the same.

Torture included beatings(to death), starvation, forced labour (detainees labour gave us JKIA, Yatta irrigation & Mwea Irrigation schemes), castration, stuffing sand through mouth or anusSad

Life wasn't any better for those left in concentration villages. There was forced labour, beatings, rape, famine and many deaths

Not yet done with it but would recommend it for anyone interested in Kenyan history


Finally finished reading the book. It is like watching a horror movie. Extremely sad what happened

And to make matters worse the loyalists as they are referred to in the book are the ones who benefitted and those who suffered the most were further made to suffer even more after independence.

And those who paid such a heavy price are not even remembered



kiwaru
#113 Posted : Friday, August 10, 2018 12:51:05 PM
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Guns, Germs and Steel... the Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond has an in depth look at evolution of population subsets and what enables some to conquer others.
Swenani
#114 Posted : Friday, August 10, 2018 2:43:17 PM
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Spells that Really work by DrMamaalphah
Poverty is the root of all evil
vky
#115 Posted : Thursday, December 06, 2018 7:02:01 PM
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The Hacking of the American Mind - Robert Lustig MD
'One headache for famous medieval holy people was that someone might murder you to acquire your body parts for the relics trade'
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#116 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 3:30:47 PM
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Recently read Yuval Noah Harari's 'Sapiens'. This is a book everyone should read. It's focus is the history of man and where we are likely headed in all aspects-politics, economy, science, social life etc

Quite a thought provoking book!

Now reading David Anderson's Histories of the Hanged. Easier read on the Kenyan Emergency period than Elkin's book.
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tom_boy
#117 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 6:58:12 PM
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Thinking fast and slow, Daniel Kahneman.
Thought provoking about how the human mind works to arrive at decisions.
They must find it difficult....... those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority. -G. Massey.
2012
#118 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 7:58:14 PM
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Guru: A Long Walk to Success.
Autobiography of Narendra Raval. Great read so far...

What people think of you is none of your business. °😱
Apricot
#119 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 10:01:55 PM
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Bought this together with his book "Crime and Punishment", which I will read after.
“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”
― Bertrand Russell
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#120 Posted : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:52:08 AM
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Apricot wrote:
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Bought this together with his book "Crime and Punishment", which I will read after.

Where can I get Karamazov in Nairobi?
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