There is no friend as loyal as a book

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mary and I are lovers of books and we thought it would be a grand idea to share what we have been reading.  In our first instalment, I will introduce you to some books that have rocked my world (literally) in the past week.



Female Chauvinist Pigs is a book that every woman should read! Ariel Levy describes the rise of raunch culture which is currently being perpetuated by women who call themselves feminists. The books goes through a history of feminism and then takes a turn to highlight how in the 21st century the word has truly lost its meaning. Women now feel that they have to get naked or as close to naked as possible to make their point...I loved how she describes how the USA olympic swimming team had to pose for a male men's magazine in compromising clothes and positions like their sporting achievements did not matter! Its a great read!


As some of you know in my short career, I have worked for an international NGO and currently work in consulting and in my dealings with the NGO and Development world I have been left with a bitter taste in my mouth. Graham Hancock is an excellent writer and has done a fantastic job with this book, essentially the book is about how NGOs and so called "development agencies" betray the trust of poor people across the world. He has done his research and references conversations with people in different organisations. If you work in the UN system, in an NGO or in a development organisation...I urge you to buy this book.

I got Lords of Poverty from Text Book Centre for Kshs 900.

Have any of you read these books and if so what did you think? What are you guys currently reading?

8 comments:

Miss D said...

I am reading 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki, opening my eyes to financial independence and how to invest, very interesting read, it is a must read for anyone wanting to go to business. Can i also get 'Female Chauvinist pigs' from Text Book Center?

Nyachomba said...

@Miss D...I have always wanted to read Rich Dad, Poor Dad..lord knows I need financial help :-) Textbook centre may not have it..maybe try the bookshop at Yaya...they might have it or be able to order it for you

TheBantuGirl said...

I haven't read either book but I am currently reading "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin.

pesh said...

Currently reading Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and Bone by Bone. Just wrote a post on my blog about how I need financial management help so I definately need a money self help book too.

Anonymous said...

Currently reading Imperial reckoning and It's our time to eat. Really looking forward to reading Lords of poverty, thanks for the recommendation Nyachomba. You guys should have this segment every month if it's not too much of a hassle :)

Nyachomba said...

Is it any good..I really like books that can help inspire me to be happy rather than always worrying..I am a worrier you see!

Nyachomba said...

We shall definitely keep doing these posts, we are really keen on books so look our for more posts! I would love to read Imperial Reckoning, where did you get it? I got some horrible reviews of It's our time to eat..what are you making of it?

Anonymous said...

I'll look out for 'Lords of Poverty'. Warembo, also read 'Dead Aid' by Dr Dambisa Moyo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Pkk2sq9Cg