10 21 2014
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Nigerian Authors Look West to Gain Their Fame

African nation with rich literary history once again grabbing notoriety through new crop of writers

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The chaos of Nigeria's largest city of Lagos gets boiled down to prose as a narrator notes "how unpretty" its sprawl looks, with "its unplanned houses sprouting like weeds." Another author describes the madness of the commute, how six roads meet and "there is no traffic light."


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Book Review: 'Barack Obama in Hawai'I and Indonesia -- the Making of a Global President'

Dinesh Sharma's book is a fascinating analysis of the formative years which made the man

Barack Obama's historic run for the presidency spawned a cottage industry of books about him and the First Lady, with several even being published well before the inauguration. Most of the early offerings were merely take-the-money-and-run rip-offs, which is why this critic suggested that those impatient for a keepsake consider waiting for someone to come up with a worthwhile biography likely to stand the test of time.


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Book Review: This Changes Everything

Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

This book features contributions from Occupy activists who were there from the beginning. It offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement, and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future.


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