Highlights the work of Black inventors from over seventy countries. Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty years researching information on inventions by Black people from Australia, Barbados, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, just to name a few. Without innovations, inventions, plans, financial resources, labor saving devices, materials and muscle, no civilization can exist and flourish.
Emerging Africa by Kingsley Moghalu - Early 2014 saw western publications agog at French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. If Africa felt ignored by Piketty’s glance at the continent—he mentions South Africa a few times, and Nigeria, barely—it is because Moghalu’s Emerging Africa has received insufficient attention. Considering the book’s insight and thoroughness, that has to change.
A Good African Story: How a Small Brand Built a Global Coffee Brand by Andrew Rugasira - Through this non-fiction book, Andrew Rugasira, an export businessman and London School of Economics alumnus, makes the case for trade and not aid for Africa and the west. Andrew narrates his personal and his company’s (Good African Coffee) story, from supporting farmers in rural Uganda to negotiating for entry into Western markets.
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo - The 2011 Caine Prize winner proves that she indeed can bend the English language to tell the story of Zimbabweans living under a dysfunctional system, and those who get away to America, where they discover things for the marginalised may be different but not very. NoViolet is a queen of language. You may be forgiven for thinking you’re reading the first part of the book in Ndebele, only using English words, that is how brilliant her use of language is.