Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

When I was a young boy, about nine years old, I first learned about slavery in the Caribbean and the Middle Passage in Social Studies class in primary school. What most disturbed me about slavery, apart from it’s obvious abhorrent cruelty and depravity, was the...
Book Review: The Art of War (Sun Tzu)

Book Review: The Art of War (Sun Tzu)

“Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy’s unreadiness” Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War, is a timeless classic of Chinese literature written in the minimalist style of a Zen master distilling his wisdom into pithy aphorisms for...
Book Review: The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)

Book Review: The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)

Powerful, poignant and punctilious. These are for me the most apt words to describe The Fire Next Time. The two essays (My Dungeon Shook and Down at the Cross) comprising this tome reveal very deep insights and understanding of the ‘problem of race’ and of...
Book Review: Burger’s Daughter (Nadine Gordimer)

Book Review: Burger’s Daughter (Nadine Gordimer)

Burger’s Daughter is an authentic portrait of life during Apartheid South Africa, written from the perspective of the daughter of a White, Afrikaner freedom fighter, named Rosa Burger. Her heritage makes her an outcast in White society in South Africa, while her...

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