Anthony Robbins: Money: Master the Game: After conducting interviews with over fifty of the world’s financial experts, business Journalist, Tony Robbin’s synthesized all he gained from these gurus into a simple 7-step plan that anyone can use to attain financial freedom. Although ideally tailored to fit the American consumer, he takes every income level through a step to attaining personal financial freedom by creating a ‘lifetime income plan’. One of its strong suits is that he uses story metaphors to put constituent ‘steps’ in place, making the concepts very bite sized, and easy to chew on. Price: KSh 1,650
Nadifa Mohammed, Black Mamba Boy: Nadifa Mohamed’s debut novel, Black Mamba Boy, tells the story of Jama, a young Somali boy trying to find his way in the world. At the beginning of the story, the boy’s mother succumbs unexpectedly in the Yemeni port city of Aden, in 1935. Already abandoned by the man he calls his father, the book takes us through the inaccessible boy/man loneliness that Jama goes through, trying to find his place in the world. Much of the novel documents Jama’s efforts at reuniting with this man he barely knows as a father. The only knowledge he has of his father is through rumors that describe his father as a man who “played the lute with all of his passion and attention but was listless and incompetent with the practical details of life”.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Widely known for her début, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert is back with what is slated to be another best-seller, Big Magic. The book is a guide to help the reader unlock the creativity that is inherently incurring in all of us. She takes us through the consequences that come with ignoring the creative voice inside of us. This book will inspire you to rediscover parts of yourself that you didn’t even know existed. Price: KSh 1,490
Joseph Bokea, Magic: You know the saying ‘if you can’t find it, write it?’ That’s exactly what 13 year old Joseph Bokea did. Out of a lack of local books that touched on fantasy fiction, he decided to write one of his own. The book is a fantasy fiction novel about Joe who is adopted into a family of Green People. Other characters in the story are Oak and his sister Ivy, their mentor Master Leaf, and Emerald among others. ‘The novel is about a world of wizards, Green People and magic. In a world where a lack of identity is seen as a threat to the species, Joe must decide whether he is human or alien, but at what cost?’
Price: KSh 400
Jo Alekmade, Belonging In Africa
Dutch author, Jo Alkemade spent her teenage years, circa 1970s, growing up in Kenya as an exchange student, an experience that would later inspire her first fictional novel aptly titled, Belonging in Africa. Locally published by Lesleigh Inc., Belonging In Africa Tells the fictionalized account of her stay in Kenya in the 70s. When asked about the storyline, she said: ‘At the core of the book is a love affair I had with a young Ugandan man in Nairobi, when I was a teenage expat schoolgirl. The relationship is a vehicle through which to explore the complications of inter-cultural relationships, particularly in the realm of gender”. You can get your copy at TBC stores. Price: KSh 950