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lundi, juin 13, 2005

Book Tag: Read & Passed on

Pic is no pun on Lady Liberty but am suggesting she read smth too:)
This book-tag was passed on to me by my good friend Mshairi-the Poet. It also serves as a book meme passed to me by my other good friend Maitha-the IT/OS expert...pole I didn't get to finish the original meme but here's a lil' smth:

-# of books that you own?
I lost count a few years ago since I buy several every season.
-Last book you bought?
Tao Paths to Long Life
by Solala Tower. A book with teachings from the ancient wisdom of Tao that are “an ideal companion on the path to long life.”
-Five books that mean a lot to you?
1) The 3 holy books of the Jews, Christians & Muslims. If only humankind read them & followed accordingly…
2) This book of life thatI read daily. Still a work in progress & collaborating with the Exec. Editor has been a very interesting process.
3) La Femme Fardée by Françoise Sagan. Was the 1st French novel I read and liked immensly. Was young but liked it a lot;
4) Personal Diaries I have kept for nearly 17 yrs. Have carried with me every where I go for extended periods. Many fantabulous happenings of my life are recorded in there;
5) Roots by Alex Haley. Book that inspired the Tv series & mini-movies, It’s the most elaborate account of Africans’ journey from the Motherland, the Middle Passage & all the way to the New World-America.
-Last book(s) you've read?
, a biography of Frida Kahlo, by Hayden Herrera. It took me 2 summers to read it but am glad I did so now I can watch the movie this week:)

Pick 5 Bloggers: I hope they won't mind either:
-Tag… You’re it: Wassapangaz, Farmgal, Magaidi, Kipepeo & Nick


Anonymous mshairi said...

I have always wanted to read that book on Frida Kahlo. You didnt say whether you liked it though:)

I have found that these lists say quite a lot about a person - yours says lots:)

juin 14, 2005 1:39 PM  
Blogger Irena said...

Last Book I have read Akiey is : "Continent for the taking ....The Tragedy and Hope for Africa" by Howard French. The Author is an African-American , born in Washington DC, a journalist who has spent many years covering Africa in series of human tragedy such as Ebola outbreak, the assasination of Saro-Wiwa in Nigerian, the Congo war and Zaire under Mobutu Sese seko. It show cases the bad governance by corrupt leaders, the hypocrisy of the west whose main interest for Africa is natural resources wealth, nothing more ,nothing less.

It is a powerful books which is balanced in its content and it makes you wonder why us Africans cannot think of how much wealth we have and why we are so blinded in to giving it away.We even go to the extremes of sacrificing literally the lives of our neighbors only to gain 10% of it when 90% goes to enrich the world that in return do not give a damn about us.

juin 14, 2005 1:40 PM  
Blogger Farmgal said...

Now now akiey where do I begin. Bona umeni tag mwenzangu? I will try work on it lakini cant promise you! Can I borrow your personal diaries please. I dont think they have those at my local lib and would looove to read them. I have booked all 17 of them sawa?

juin 14, 2005 5:36 PM  
Blogger Guessaurus said...

Hey Akiey, I also want your book, and your diaries (the first one for personal interest, and the second for personal entertainment)

But seriously, I have a good friend who is Muslim, but he has read both the bible and the Toray - we used to call him "The Jew". You remind me so much of him - (By the way, he is the nicest guy in the world as far as I (and most of my friends) are concerned)

juin 15, 2005 10:22 AM  
Blogger Guessaurus said...

Bible and Torah

juin 15, 2005 10:28 AM  
Blogger nick said...

1.i hear you on the personal diaries-pity them fools that never kept a track of their own life
2.haiya niko pax,sichangu!

juin 15, 2005 10:47 AM  
Blogger WM said...

This may appear twice, because I had a slight argument with the blogger dashboar. I had said that I read the book Frida Kahlo book, loved it, watched the movie, loved it more, went to a Kahlo exhibit that was here recently and was enchanted. I hope you like it.

juin 15, 2005 9:03 PM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

@ Mshairi, I recommend you read the book. It gives good background into the life of Frida as well as the cultural & political tides sweeping through Mexico in her days. The writing is exceptional and it portrays this talented woman in different stages of her life...shows what other things inspired her art work. Hope you enjoy it too:)

@Wanjiru, that Howard French book is a very interesting piece of work. It does cover a lot of ground & reading it sounds like taking a trip through Africa to experience it's problems, achievements and to also feel the misconceptions many around the world & us Africans too have about Mama Afrika. Will look it up. Asante:)

juin 20, 2005 12:35 AM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

@ Farmgal, pole, not that I thought you're an easy target...I know for a fact you have good stuff to share on the tag, so get writing:) You booked all 17 of my diaries?!, you know that's 17 yrs of happenings aiiiight? Or do you prefer the audio version of the same?
Will loan them but 1st promise not to reveal all,lol!

@Guess, should I be scared me when you say the 1st one, personal interest, and 2nd one personal entertainment? Prolly not but know that the two complement each other. 1st one has images and captions while 2nd one has details..names, places, events, the joy, sadness, hope & all the stuff a full life is made of.
Ok, get popcorn & a comfy seat plus a reading light!
BTW, your 'Jew' friend may be my long lost twin. Would you believe I've joked about being Jewish & got away with it,lol!..ok, I know bit about the Jewish faith, plus, I try to be nice too:))

@Nick, am waiting to read your book-tag, sawa?
I second on you the importance of keeping track of one's life, and you know that makes writing memoirs a little bit easier coz you have the facts documented, right? Plus, them grandkids will come to better understand how much of a prankster gran'dad was,lol!!

@ WM, worry not, comment came thru once:) Am impressed you got the Frida bug & you have so much interest in the lady!! Guess what!? Bought the 2-disc movie yesterday & am watching it tonite & tomorrow. The snippets I saw are really good. Am sure it will be great. Thanks for recommending it, I hope Mshairi saw your comments:)

juin 20, 2005 12:54 AM  
Blogger kipepeo said...

goodness...hadnt read this post. its a bit late but im getting right to it!! thanks!

juillet 21, 2005 5:17 AM  

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