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The Guerrilla and the Journalist
Exploring the Murderous Legacy of Jonas Savimbi
Fred Bridgland - 2022-09-21
Zitto Kabwe
2023-01-28T09:19:46.000Z
A very very good start of the year 2023. As January ends, I read 5 books, 3 of which on Angola. I feel Angolan Expert already 🤣🤣. Very thought-provoking books written by authors with deep knowledges and grasps of subject matter. Found the month ending fast!      source
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The Age of the Strongman
How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy Around the World
Gideon Rachman - 2022-04-19
Zitto Kabwe
2023-01-28T09:19:46.000Z
A very very good start of the year 2023. As January ends, I read 5 books, 3 of which on Angola. I feel Angolan Expert already 🤣🤣. Very thought-provoking books written by authors with deep knowledges and grasps of subject matter. Found the month ending fast!      source
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Governing in the Shadows
Angola's Securitized State (African Arguments)
Paula Cristina Roque - 2022-01-01
Zitto Kabwe
2023-01-28T09:19:46.000Z
A very very good start of the year 2023. As January ends, I read 5 books, 3 of which on Angola. I feel Angolan Expert already 🤣🤣. Very thought-provoking books written by authors with deep knowledges and grasps of subject matter. Found the month ending fast!      source
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The Spy and the Traitor
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Ben MacIntyre - 2018-09-18
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This riveting true espionage story follows Oleg Gordievsky, a top-ranking Russian intelligence officer who ultimately became a crucial asset for MI6 in the twilight years of the Cold War. As tensions escalate between the US and USSR, Gordievsky's revelations help the West foil numerous intelligence plots and avert nuclear disaster. But as the CIA becomes obsessed with discovering his identity, Gordievsky's world grows increasingly dangerous. Ben Macintyre's masterful storytelling that will keep readers on the edge of their seat until the gripping conclusion.
Zitto Kabwe
2023-01-28T09:19:46.000Z
A very very good start of the year 2023. As January ends, I read 5 books, 3 of which on Angola. I feel Angolan Expert already 🤣🤣. Very thought-provoking books written by authors with deep knowledges and grasps of subject matter. Found the month ending fast!      source
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In the Name of the People
Angola's Forgotten Massacre
Lara Pawson - 2016-05-30
Zitto Kabwe
2023-01-28T09:19:46.000Z
A very very good start of the year 2023. As January ends, I read 5 books, 3 of which on Angola. I feel Angolan Expert already 🤣🤣. Very thought-provoking books written by authors with deep knowledges and grasps of subject matter. Found the month ending fast!      source
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Indian Summer
The Secret History of the End of an Empire
Alex Von Tunzelmann - 2007-07-01
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Experience the drama of one of the greatest events in world history - India's liberation from British rule. Follow the lives of influential figures, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Mohandas Gandhi, and the Mountbattens, as they navigated the chaos, bloodshed, and war that followed the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. Amidst Cold War conspiracies and a conflict in Kashmir, witness the secret personal drama between Edwina Mountbatten and Nehru in this passionate tale of love, history, and divided loyalties.
Zitto Kabwe
2022-08-15T11:54:48.000Z
As India celebrates its 75th year of independence today, this book which I finished reading last month really helped me understand the bloody Indian partition better. To all Indians, happy independence anniversary      source
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Sudan's Unfinished Democracy
Sub Title the Promise and Betrayal of a People's Revolution Edition
Willow Berridge, Alex de Waal, Justin Lynch - 2022-08-01
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Explore the story of Sudan's 2019 revolution, from the downfall of President Omar al-Bashir to the installation of the current transitional civilian-led government. Discover how the non-violent uprising drew inspiration from past civic revolutions and adapted to the challenges posed by al-Bashir's regime. Understand the economic and political crises that led to the regime's failure and the struggles of the civilian-led government to bring about lasting change. Written by Alex de Waal, Willow Berridge, and Justin Lynch, this book offers a deep dive into Sudan's unfinished democracy.
Zitto Kabwe
2022-08-14T05:33:50.000Z
A very insightful book about 2019 Sudanese Revolution that never was.      source
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Final Reckoning
An Insider’s View of The Fall of Malaysia’s Barisan Nasional Government
Romen Bose - 2021-12-14
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Discover the scandalous true story that brought down Malaysia's long-standing Barisan Nasional Government. Written by former international correspondent and political communications consultant to then Prime Minister Najib Razak, 'Final Reckoning' takes you from the innermost sanctum of the Prime Minister's private offices to the tear-gassed streets of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Get a front-row seat to major controversies such as the disappearance of MH370 and the 1MDB scandal, and uncover the incompetence and corruption that ultimately led to the downfall of the ruling party.
Zitto Kabwe
2022-04-17T20:26:52.000Z
Reading these two books simultaneously. So much to take note from Malaysia. How a 60 years ruling party UMNO lost power and how it clinched it back through back door is tantalising.      source
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Capturing Hope - The Struggle Continues for a New Malaysia
The Struggle Continues for a New Malaysia
Mahathir Mohamad - 2021-12-12
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"Experience the Struggle for a New Malaysia in this Compelling Account by Former Premier Mahathir Mohamad. Follow the Unexpected Journey of a Nation and Its Leader as They Face Great Change and Hope for the Future. Capturing Hope is a Must-Read for Anyone Fascinated by Politics and the Inspiring Power of Perseverance."
Zitto Kabwe
2022-04-17T20:26:52.000Z
Reading these two books simultaneously. So much to take note from Malaysia. How a 60 years ruling party UMNO lost power and how it clinched it back through back door is tantalising.      source
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Hani
A Life Too Short
Janet Smith, Beauregard Tromp - 2009-01-01
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Explore the life of Chris Hani, a hero of South Africa’s liberation and Umkhonto we Sizwe chief of staff, with 'HANI.' This vividly written book delves into Hani's childhood, education, and rise as a communist party leader. Drawing on interviews and first-hand accounts, this book dives into the question of what could have been if Hani's life had not been cut short by his assassination in 1993. With a running time of 10 hours and 38 minutes, this audiobook is a must-listen for those interested in South African history and politics.
Zitto Kabwe
2022-03-10T08:45:16.000Z
Ever read a book in tears ? Literally crying as you keep on reading? Assassins robbed Africa one of the finest leader in Chris Thembisile Hani. Apart from the tears, great lessons on struggle and reconciliation process.      source
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