8 books on the list
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
This self-help guide takes a realistic and raw approach to improving our lives. Forget positivity, acceptance is key, according to the author, who argues that we should confront painful truths and embrace our limitations. The book encourages readers to focus on what truly matters and find wealth in experiences rather than material possessions. The no-holds-barred writing style, filled with humor and real-life anecdotes, provides a refreshing perspective on how to lead a contented and grounded life.
Spent the weekend rereading this. A timely book to fortify me in this season when I have had to endure the most base kind of name calling from cyber goons. I feel like that character in Kenny Rogers’ Coward of the County. I ain’t holding nothing back. I’ll let them have it all! – source
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The Legacy of Nyerere
Explore the legacy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere, Tanzania's first president and a prominent Pan-Africanist. This book features contributions from those who fought alongside Nyerere, as well as the man himself, as they reflect on topics like liberation, leadership, economic development, and human rights. Gain insight into the need to reignite the flames of African socialism, a cause to which Nyerere was devoted.
Then I’ll keep referring to this one - an academic reflection on the legacy of the Great Julius Nyerere. Not a book to be read in a hurry but to be chewed slowly and digested. – source
How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas
My weekend reading! So revealing. Finally a book that answers the question “Is there a limit to how stupid some people can get?” – source
Yoni's Last Battle
The Rescue at Entebbe, 1976
"Yoni's Last Battle" tells the story of a daring rescue mission carried out by Israel's elite commando unit, the Unit. Lt.-Col. Yoni Netanyahu, the commander of the mission, tragically lost his life in the operation that freed over a hundred hostages in Uganda from Arab and German terrorists. In this book by Iddo Netanyahu, the brother of the commander, the author offers a first-hand account of the mission's preparations, its execution, and its lasting impact on those involved. A powerful and stirring account of heroism and sacrifice, this book is not to be missed.
To understand why Uganda and Entebbe means a lot to @IsraeliPM Benjamin Netanyahu, read this book. It is by a brother about a brother who was killed in Entebbe at the tender age of 30! Surely, a fruit fallen unripe! If you can’t find the book talk nicely to me. – source
The Political Brain
The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
"Unlock the Secrets of Political Campaigns with The Political Brain - a groundbreaking investigation into the role of emotion in determining the political life of the nation. Explore the unique theory of the mind from a leading psychology professor, and discover why emotional resonance is the key to winning elections. With gripping examples from 50 years of American presidential campaigns, learn why logic is no match for moral sentiments, analogies, and moving oratory. Westen's discoveries could transform electoral arithmetic - find out how a different view of the mind and brain leads to a new way of talking to voters."
@TimKalyegira @qataharraymond You’re spot on. Those who target the heart usually triumph over those who target the mind. Emotion is the jet fuel of logic. Read Westen’s book - the Political Brain. – source
Discover the hidden strategy fueling China's rise to become the world's leading superpower, as revealed by one of the U.S. government's leading China experts. Delve into newly declassified national security documents and interviews with Chinese defectors to understand how America has inadvertently helped China replace us. Learn how traditional Chinese statecraft underpins their actions and how they view America as architects of their own demise. The Hundred-Year Marathon is a critical wake-up call and an urgent call to action as we face the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century.
@rkabushenga @cobbo3 @AgaSekalala @dfkm1970 @Kalinaki @TioKauma A fascinating book. Next you should read this one by Michael Pillsbury. Reminds me of the race between the hare and the tortoise! One is faster but distracted while the other is slow but steady. – source
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How Bullshit Conquered the World
Explore the phenomenon of the post-truth era that emerged in 2016 with two shock election results, the UK's decision to leave the EU and the election of Donald Trump as President. This book delves into the reasons behind the rise of "bullshit" and the issues of social division, anti-immigration sentiment, and anger at the elite that were highlighted during these campaigns.
In this post-truth and post-shame era, this book refreshed me enormously through the weekend. – source
Discover the hidden history of the Mountains of the Moon, a lost world of incomparable beauty at the heart of equatorial Africa. Author Tom Stacey, who has been intimately involved in the life of the mountains and their people for over 50 years, tells the compelling story of the Bakonzo tribe and their turbulent struggle for self-determination. In this unique blend of travel and history, Stacey shares his own experiences mediating with the Ugandan government on behalf of the rebel Bakonzo kingdom, and writes passionately about the sanctity of race and place.
For more about Rwenzururu please read Tom Stacey's book "Tribe: the Hidden History of the Mountains of the Moon". – source