Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Learn About Central Asian Republics, Emerging Asian Nations - Book Review
One of the most interesting regions of the world is Central Asia. And it is interesting because Americans don't know a whole lot about this area, even though so much early history had been written there. Consider the old silk roads, Genghis Khan, and the rise of the USSR.
African Stories - Azuka Monyei Excites With African Stories:
This is a refreshing intro into African stories from the continent. Azuka Monyei is a good breathe of fresh air for lovers of good African tales.
The 12 Chinese Animals: Create Harmony In Your Daily Life Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom:
How many times have you gone to a Chinese restaurant and figured out what animal from the Chinese zodiac represented you? You also probably read the description of those of that animal's characteristics and nodded in agreement or shook your head thinking, "that's not me." But have you ever wanted to know more about the Chinese zodiac and the twelve animals? Have you ever wondered how these twelve animals came to represent different years? Well, wonder no longer. "The 12 Chinese Animals: Create Harmony In Your Daily Life Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom" by Master Zhongxian Wu presents what can be a complex Eastern topic in a very easy to understand and accessible manner for the Western reader.
Berlitz Self Teacher - A Quick Review:
Learning French was never an easier task to anyone until they lay their hands on the Berlitz Self-Teacher: French by Berlitz Editors. It is told by many users that it is one of the best books for a beginner to learn French.
Review: Leon Newton's The Newspaper Boy:
The Newspaper Boy by Leon Newton takes a hard look at bigotry and its consequences through the eyes of a young Irish lad growing up in New York?s Lower East Side during the early part of the last century. The story unfolds as we we learn about the poverty of the O'Connor family, the wayward behavior of one of their sons, Pat, and the tragic auto accident that took the life of their youngest daughter, Moira.
Understanding Diversity Through Reading:
Books are the gateway to learning. They let us explore different worlds, people, languages, foods, etc. Sometimes the things we learn from books are obvious, such as reading a recipe for chocolate chip cookies or a guide to your new iPhone, but oftentimes it's the less obvious lessons that are important.
"In-Dependence from Bondage" by Lloyd D. McCarthy: Book Review:
Author and former Jamaican public servant, Lloyd D. McCarthy offers an intellectual and timely re-examination of the scholarly works of two well-known Afro-Caribbeans in his dynamic book "In-Dependence" from Bondage - Claude McKay and Michael Manley: Defying the Ideological Clash and Policy Gaps in African Diaspora Relations." A highly insightful grouping, McCarthy pairs novelist/poet, Claude McKay (1890-1948), whose innovative works ignited the Harlem Literary Renaissance, and Michael N. Manley (1924-1997), the Jamaican politician whose ideas, and revolutionary political activity lifted national and international political awareness including in the form of business and global relations
The Visible Picture of the Invisible Man:
The invisible Man touches on the controversial issue of race relations in America. Ellison's highly acclaimed work also gives evidence of the identity crisis that all men of African descent are forced to face at some point in his life or another.