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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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A provocative, incisive look at the building of social movements--from the 1600s to the present day--and how current technology is undermining themWe tend to think of revolutions as loud: frustrations and demands shouted in the streets. But the ideas fueling them have traditionally been conceived in much quieter spaces, in the small, secluded corne...
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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In a richly designed work with maps, portraits, and graphics throughout, the award-winning author of the Jumbies series shows readers this underrepresented side of Black history and Black excellence.Every year, American schoolchildren celebrate Black History Month. They study almost exclusively American stories, which are not only rooted in struggl...
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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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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. I...
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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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This famous little book is one of the funniest to come out of Africa. First published in 1996, it continues to be in demand. The Nigerian author turns a humorous and ironic eye on his fellow compatriots. The book is descibed as a guide for Nigerians and expatriates on the conduct, deportment, comportment, bearing, deameanour, mien, carriage, action...
Charles Onyango-Obbo
This little 1966 humorous book by Peter Enahoro remains the best I have read on Nigeria      source