Category Archives: Book Reviews

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Posted On April 01, 2017 Contador Harrison

Small is Beautiful is the first book that I have read whose economic models are based on Burma, present day Myanmar. At the beginning i wasn’t certain what could have been achieved by using Southeast Asian nation metrics which was under military dictatorship when this book was published in...Read More

Tinsel by William Goldman

Posted On March 13, 2017 Contador Harrison

Am not selective on what I read and when I picked Tinsel, a book written by William Goldman from my bookshelf, I knew characters will be engrossing and entertaining. Its a book filled with sex and desperation and is more like Hollywood era of five decades ago.Tinsel is a...Read More

Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas

Posted On February 26, 2017 Contador Harrison

Lloyd C. Douglas was an incredible writer with extraordinary perfection on fictional writing. Dispute Passage was not only a successful novel but the film version did very well. ‘Have you not learnt great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed the passage with you?’ was an...Read More

My Camera, My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon

Posted On January 21, 2017 Contador Harrison

Mohinder Singh Dhillon’s autobiography entitled My Camera, My Life is three volume and reminds the reader why photography remains wildly popular artistic medium in Africa.Born in Punjab, India in 1931, he is a multi award winning photojournalist who first went to Kenya aged 16 to join his father, the...Read More

The 5th Columnist: A legendary Journalist by Liz Gitonga Wanjohi

Posted On December 27, 2016 Contador Harrison

Privately owned newspapers in Kenya like the Daily Nation were the voice of the voiceless in agitation for the country’s multi party democracy in the early 1990s. However, state controlled media outlets like Kenya Times were part of government’s repressive machinery that fought opposing voices day and night. In...Read More

Money, Sex and Power By Richard Foster

Posted On November 30, 2016 Contador Harrison

I grew up knowing money is power, and sex without money is tasteless and there’s no power without money.That was what motivated me to re-read this book which the author advises the reader about how to manage money, sexual urges and power in a morally upright way.Scientists have for...Read More

The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford

Posted On October 21, 2016 Contador Harrison

In a recent weekend, I picked this book up in my bookstore, and began browsing through it. Actually I realised I had read the book before in 2008 but couldn’t resist re-reading it thanks to the first paragraph of the introduction that reads and I quote; I would like...Read More

The Body By Anthony Smith

Posted On September 30, 2016 Contador Harrison

In honour of Anthony Smith, a legendary writer and adventurer who loved East African safari like I do, I decided to re-read his book The Body, and share my views about a book I consider one of the finest ever written about human body in 20th century.The book is...Read More

Passionate Intruder By Lilian Peake

Posted On August 31, 2016 Contador Harrison

Lilian Peake’s passionate intruder is one of the books that i chose to read during this year’s summer season and although the book was published before I existed, it didn’t disappoint at all.Although a fictional book, it exposes how deception is a big factor in romantic relationships.In fact, deception...Read More

The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

Posted On July 01, 2016 Contador Harrison

The Soul of a New Machine is a book that was first published before I was even born but a tech industry insider, this book remains one of my favourite when it comes to tracking back the history of technology industry. Tracy Kidder tracks a team of engineers at...Read More