Treasures at the BOB

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” Desiderius Erasmus (Writer, Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian.)   I think this Desiderius character has been watching me on hidden camera. It was a Tuesday afternoon this week. Early afternoon, with … More Treasures at the BOB

Ze Book Club # 3

  This is the 3 on 3- our third book discussed during our third month in existence as a book club. For the month of May we decided to challenge ourselves and read- gasp!- a Kiswahili book. Kala Tufaha by Babu Omar was the chosen title. The story centres around the life of Kibibi, daughter … More Ze Book Club # 3

Ze Book Club # 2

Striving for the Wind- Meja Mwangi I’m playing catch-up here. We are on book number 3,in the book club and I had promised myself that I would blog about each book we read. Hopefully, by the time this month ends I will have done all three. After a baptism by fire- Dust– (read it here) … More Ze Book Club # 2

Ze Bookclub

So it finally happened. I am now a member of a book club, with real members and everything! We started off as a group of three, two of us introduced to each other by a mutual friend who seems to know everyone in Nairobi. In a grand gesture of magnanimity and democracy I said to … More Ze Bookclub

Book Review: Uno

I think I’ve been misrepresenting myself. How can I have had this blog all this while and NOT ONCE, written a book review? I mean, I edit books for a living (a pittance and a song, more like, in these harsh economic climes) and read books for fun. I am an active member of a … More Book Review: Uno