Sunday, July 08, 2007



Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success: a Spider Web Doctrine: Didn't really need to swear on its cover; and is a bit patchy in parts, as if the author started with the intention of writing a business book but ended up in a different direction; but, for all of it's faults, it's still a book worth reading. It's an attempt to sound the wake-up call the black race needed for the 21th century, and it goes a long way towards doing that. If the author had spent more time polishing the structure of the book, and made the name and the style less antagonistic, this could be Walter Rodney's successor. As it is, it's not up to the standard, and you may find it a bit crude in places.

África Acima: (Portuguese) After attempting to write a travel book (admittedly only for friends, but nevertheless...), I began to understand a little bit the difficulties involved. This made me appreciate all the more Gonçalo's book. It does a great job in transporting the reader to Africa, and taking us along with him. Gonçalo does sound a bit like a public school boy at times, but overall he does a remarkable job of presenting Africa.

The Bang-Bang Club: I have no words to describe this book, other than absolutely brilliant. Narrates the painful birth of the new South-Africa, from the perspective of the lens of four photographers. Amazing.


Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer: Hated it. I was a big fan of comic books when I was a kid, and I still buy the occasional Neil Gaiman book, but these last few Marvel movies are disgusting. They choose random bits of the story, ignoring or changing really important ones - such as Galactus - and hope it will all turn out alright. Jesus. I just hope Transformers is any better.

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