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reviewed North Africa Trilogy by Mack Reynolds. May 30, 2011
North Africa Trilogy by Mack Reynolds
   Mack Reynolds is not very well known today.  But in the early 60s he was rated as one of the the most popular writers in Galaxy magazine.  Recent events have made one of his works …
posted a Quick Tip about Stellenbosch. April 13, 2011
posted in Gourmand
Stellenbosch
This is where you'd want to head if you're in search of great wines in South Africa. The white wines here are equally as good as the reds. Wine tasting tours are available from Cape Town.
posted a Quick Tip about Table Mountain. April 13, 2011
posted in Travel à la carte
Table Mountain
A must for all travelers to Cape Town. Stunning views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain with varied fauna and flora for those interested in discovering more.
posted a Quick Tip about South Africa. April 13, 2011
posted in Travel à la carte
South Africa
A beautiful and exotic country with lots to see and do. Why it's not a +4 or +5? Well, safety for solo travelers, especially female travelers is a big concern and one that is not to be taken lightly! …
posted a Quick Tip about Egypt. January 29, 2011
Egypt
Social unrest in Egypt & travel advisories are best read before one makes a trip! Egypt has also turned off the internet, it seems!!!
posted a Quick Tip about King Solomon's Mines (Thrift Edition). December 22, 2010
King Solomon's Mines (Thrift Edition)
Like many of its contemporaries - Edgar Rice Burrough's Caspak, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World, Jules Verne's subterranean Lidenbrock Sea and even HG Well's Island of Dr Moreau - KING SOLOMON'S MINES …
The Adventures of Tintin in the Congo: Reporter
TINTIN IN THE CONGO was first published as a serial in 1930 in Le Petit Vingtième, the children's supplement to the Brussels newspaper, Le Vingtième Siècle. This is the story …
posted a Quick Tip about Oren's Daily Roast. October 15, 2010
Oren's Daily Roast
Oren's claim is that it finds the best green coffee, roasts it to perfection every weekday.
reviewed King Solomon's Mines (Thrift Edition). September 24, 2010
King Solomon's Mines (Thrift Edition)
Like many of its contemporaries - Edgar Rice Burrough's Caspak, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World, Jules Verne's subterranean Lidenbrock Sea and even HG Well's Island of Dr Moreau - …
reviewed What Is the What. July 30, 2010
What Is the What
Dave Eggers wrote the autobiography of Valentino Achack Deng; a sincere and heart-wrenching tale of a young boy from Marial Bai engulfed in the civil war that tore the country of Sudan apart. It is this …
reviewed PITCH: AFRICA. July 13, 2010
posted in Social Good
PITCH: AFRICA
Last week while flipping through the channels I came across a news report about PITCH: AFRICA. What I saw immediately drew me in and I wanted to know everything about it. I first saw people playing soccer …
posted a Quick Tip about What Is the What. June 17, 2010
What Is the What
splendid and gripping... illuminating and unexpected. eggers's prose finds new purpose in the heart of the sudanese civil war.
posted a Quick Tip about What Is the What. June 17, 2010
What Is the What
powerful, chilling, a rare look into a world that many of us cannot imagine
reviewed What Is the What. June 17, 2010
What Is the What
  Spoiler Alert: Plot elements were used    Every child finds his or her own coming-of-age process in a gradual acculturation with common surroundings. A heavy representation of this …
The Team
As a two-sport college athlete, I can appreciate any kind of sport-they just draw me in! The Team is no exception. Reading about The Team and its recent success around the world is not only interesting, …
reviewed The Zinzin Road. May 14, 2010
The Zinzin Road
Fletcher Knebel is much better known for his 1960s thrillers "Seven Days in May" and "Night of Camp David" but "The Zinzin Road", a compelling story of the adventures of …
reviewed Under Man's Spell. April 08, 2010
Under Man's Spell
Initially, I was very excited to have won Under Man's Spell as my first Goodreads Giveaway novel because it closely described the types of literature I read and study at college. I'm fascinated …
reviewed Egypt. February 02, 2010
Egypt
   Before traveling to Egypt, I checked the State Department website to ascertain any travel advisories and to find out any other pertinent information I might to need, such as Visa regulations.  …
reviewed Africa. February 01, 2010
Africa
Woopak suggested I makea list of places I haven’t been to instead of those I’ve been.   I had made 3 lists specifically last 2 weeks to places I've been to:      …
reviewed Cairo, Egypt. January 26, 2010
Cairo is the capital of Egypt.  The population is around twenty million in the greater Cairo area, dwarfing the population of New York City.  It is the largest city in North Africa.  The …
reviewed Love Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete a.... January 24, 2010
Love Has a Face by Michelle Perry is the inspiring story of the author's work at an orphanage in the Sudan. Perry's story is beautiful and thick with the power of God's love. She tells story after story …
reviewed Treasure of the Golden Cheetah: A Jad.... January 14, 2010
The Treasure of the Golden Cheetah by Suzanne Arruda is the fifth book in the Jade del Cameron series about a female photographer in post-WWI Africa. Jade has never been afraid to live outside of people's …
reviewed Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Sto.... December 31, 2009
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
Pros: Great stories are related in a humane and engaging manner.     Cons: It's only a con if you don't read this. That would be a tragedy.     The Bottom Line: …
reviewed Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of S.... December 16, 2009
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
History, of course, can be endlessly fascinating. But one need not canvas very many bored students of history to find that it can also be endlessly dreary and soporific.       The …
reviewed All the Invisible Children. November 11, 2009
All the Invisible Children
I am a huge fan of anthology films, and foreign films. And short films, and films by great directors. I’m also all about good causes and anything that helps children. So when I first heard about …
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