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Dec 24, 2019
My top books of 2019

Here are the best books I read in 2019. I read a lot more books this year – at the time of writing it looks like I’ll clock 80 books. My regular target is 50 per year, so this is unusual. But it does mean I had a lot more good books to choose from, […]

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Dec 21, 2019
My most-viewed columns of 2019

Here we go. These were the 5 most popular articles I wrote in 2019. If you missed them, see below. Some surprises here for me… The 5th most-viewed article on www.sunwords.com was this one: Are you still sitting on your wallet? It was about the old-fashioned men’s leather wallet – the one we males sit on […]

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Jan 05, 2017
My top 12 books of 2016

You keep asking, so here they are: the best books I read in 2016. If I were reading just 12 books in the year, these would be the dozen I’d wish I’d read. Reading, please note, is a very personal endeavour. I am reluctant to offer “Best Of” lists as recommendations, simply because the value […]

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Jan 26, 2016
Come and talk books with me at Prestige Bookshop this Saturday

I wrote this piece about reading 50 books every year, and it seemed to raise even more questions… The Prestige Bookshop is one of Nairobi’s oldest book havens, one I’ve been going to since I was a boy. I’ll be in the company of Jeff Koinange and Martin Oduor-Otieno this Saturday, 30th January, 11 am […]

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