Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: AND FOR ALL THESE REASONS … I’M IN: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will show up. As I ponder on the next chapter of my life in an entrepreneurial space…rather as I shake in my boots thinking of creating a brand new business this book was timely. The book is filled with hand advice from South Africa’s Dragons Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, and Vusi Thembekwayo. Gil Oved gifted me this…

DYSTOPIA – A CHANGING NARRATIVE FOR SOUTH AFRICA?

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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  [Dystopia meaning: of Greek origin – cacotopia, kakotopia, anti-utopia, meaning a society that is undesirable]. The local government elections in South Africa have shown a different and evolving South Africa that is developing its own post-colonial narrative. Many nations in Africa have gone through the transitions, each with its own unique tipping point. I particularly related to the viewpoint as opined by the Mail and Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/06/anc-elections-south-africa-democracy-zuma As I…

BEING CHIC: BATHING IN MYSTIQUE – 5 LESSONS FROM THIRTY CHIC DAYS PRACTICAL INSPIRATION FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Lifestyle, What are we reading?

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I have had the privilege to read Thirty Chic Days: Practical Inspiration for a Beautiful Life by Fiona Ferris. The book reminded me that life is meant to be designed to be as chic as possible. Life is a deliberate act and design of the life that you desire. Sometimes as we get caught up in the humdrum of life we forget to be deliberate about this experience called life.…

BOOK REVIEW AND FRENCH STYLE INSPIRATION: HOW TO BE PARISIAN: WHEREVER YOU ARE

Style, What are we reading?

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Confession, I am obsessed with French culture and French dress sense. It is so effortlessly chic. This post is double the pleasure for me, I get to speak about a great book and great style. I loved this book by Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Anne Berest that takes you through what it means to be a Parisian in the 21st Century and I figured we could…

FORDSBURG FIGHTER: THE JOURNEY OF AN MK VOLUNTEER: An explosive book launch

What are we reading?

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Mandla Langa set up the conversation with Amin Cajee at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park. The book discusses a heavy topic that Cajee penned in order to tell his story to his grandchildren and he wanted to give them a copy of the book each but it is a book that is now in the public space. It is a controversial story that questions MK leadership and their overly controlling…

Kopano “Kalvyn” More Change Is Changing: Write Your Own Story or Some Idiot Will [Part 1 of 3]

What are we reading?

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    This book by Kopano “Kalvyn” More has a very catchy title, Change Is Changing: Write Your Own Story or Some Idiot Will.  It introduced me to the concept of citizenship principle - a concept that I will delve into in Series 3 of this conversation. The book is dedicated to the youth of South Africa and Africa with a foreword by the Princess of Africa Mme Yvonne Chaka Chaka.…

SWEET MEDICINE BY PANASHE CHIGUMADZI

What are we reading?

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At the end of the novel Panashe acknowledges Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for affirming her and sparking the desire within her to be a writer. I start with this because I am a firm believer in that  all voices need to be heard and if we have authors who speak in different voices and cover different contexts, more people will be inspired to read and write. So I am certain someone…