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Charles "Mase" Onyango-Obbo, also Charles Onyango Obbo, is a Ugandan author, journalist, and former Editor of Mail & Guardian Africa. He is a former Managing Editor of The Monitor, a daily Ugandan newspaper, former Executive Editor for the Africa and Digital Media Division with Nation Media Group.
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The Quiet Before
On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas
Gal Beckerman - 2022-02-15
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Explore the history of social movements and the role of private spaces in their incubation, in this thought-provoking book. From the scientific revolution to decolonization and feminism, author Gal Beckerman shows how quiet networks have historically fueled change. But with the rise of social media, these spaces are disappearing, and the book offers a warning that this could hinder future activism. Discover why current technology is undermining social movements and explore a recipe for growing radical ideas again. The Quiet Before looks to the past to imagine a different future.
Charles Onyango-Obbo
Rarely does a book give you a new way of looking at social change. [The Quiet Before by Gal Beckerman] does – Walter Isaacson      source
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African Icons
Ten People Who Shaped History
Tracey Baptiste - 2021-10-19
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Explore the rich and thrilling history of Africa with African Icons. Through portraits of ten historical figures, this award-winning author shines a light on underrepresented Black history and excellence. From Menes, the first Pharaoh, to Queen Idia, a sixteenth-century power broker, readers will discover the great leaders and thinkers whose ideas built a continent and shaped our world. With maps, portraits, and graphics throughout, this richly designed work is a must-read for anyone interested in discovering new aspects of Black history.
Charles Onyango-Obbo
Amazing children’s books about Africa, with Tracey Baptiste’s “African Icons”, which presents portraits of ten heroic figures, being a great beginner’s guide to some of the great leaders and thinkers whose vision built a continent and shaped the world.      source
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AI Superpowers
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Kai-fu Lee - 2018-09-25
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Discover how China has rapidly caught up with the US in the development of AI with Kai-Fu Lee's AI Superpowers. Lee, an expert in AI and China, argues that dramatic changes will happen sooner than many expect due to these developments. Lee also explores the impact of AI on both blue-collar and white-collar jobs and provides insight into possible solutions for the significant changes that are coming.
Charles Onyango-Obbo
Btwn 2007 & 2017 China went from having ZERO high-speed rail lines to HAVING MORE LINES OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED, writes @kaifulee in his best-selling #AISuperpowers. What a sweet book! Remember, China is building the first underwater bullet train.      source
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How to be a Nigerian
Peter Enahoro - 2000-09-05
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Explore Nigerian culture and behavior through the humorous and ironic lens of a Nigerian author in this famous, in-demand book. With anecdotes and cartoons, this guide divulges the conduct, deportment, and misbehaviors of Nigerian adults, making it a must-read for both locals and expats.
Charles Onyango-Obbo
This little 1966 humorous book by Peter Enahoro remains the best I have read on Nigeria      source