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  • The Girl who Dared to Dream by Betty Gikonyo

    The Girl who Dared to Dream by Betty Gikonyo

    Ksh 1799

    Brief Summary The Girl who Dared to Dream is the moving and highly motivational story of Dr. Betty Muthoni Gikonyo, who works exceedingly hard to overcome near insuperable social difficulties in pursuit of her childhood dreams.  Her autobiography tells the story of a girl born into rural neediness at a time when education for the girl child is taboo among the Kenyan indigenous communities. Despite numerous roadblocks, social rapids and waterfalls, Betty Muthoni is unrelentingly focused on her dream. She has to become a physician, no matter the odds.  She will be a blessing to herself, her family and to very many others. Her story takes you through the complete gamut of human emotions and passions, revealing her as truly human and humane, both in her high and low moments. In the words of Judge Justice Joyce Aluoch, this story is simply a must read, for everybody.  

  • My First Time by Janet Mbugua

    My First Time by Janet Mbugua

    Ksh 1799

    Brief Summary Storytelling can be a powerful tool in influencing policy. "My First Time" brings together 50 voices who narrated their stories on a topic that is to date highly taboo, but have a place in changing perceptions.  These stories, once internalized, have the potential to improve the lives of millions, not only in Kenya but around the world, in putting an end to period poverty. 'It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story' - American Indian saying.  

  • Shero By Grace

    Shero By Grace

    Ksh 999

    Brief Summary Although she came from a dysfunctional family, her mother was hard working, determined and wise. Although they were needy and had to live through difficult circumstances, Julianne Susanne was focused, disciplined and intelligent. By God’s grace, she is where she is today and looking forward to greater heights. In SHERO by Grace, Dr. Julianne Susanne Otim looks back at how she waded through troubled waters to becoming University lecturer, Pastor's wife, mother of three and shero to many. Shero by Grace; was born of a desire to share the many lessons she has learned along the way and a conviction to encourage young people to work hard, be focused and trust God to fulfill the good plans He has made for them. It is a testimony that He will bring every individual who trusts Him to the destiny he has prepared for them. Parents, buy Shero by Grace; for yourselves, the parenting lessons therein are priceless and for your children to be inspired. Young adults, this is your book; you will be encouraged by Julianne Susanne tenacity and by the gracious ways God led her and provided for her and how he continues to use her today. He did it for her, He can do it for you.  

  • My Story by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    My Story by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    Ksh 1599

    Brief Summary This important collection of anecdotes and reminiscences from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is published to mark the occasion of his fifty years in public service, which began with his appointment as Dubai’s Minister of Defence in 1968. These stories tell of the vision behind Dubai’s meteoric growth from a small and bustling trading port to an international metropolis at the heart of global business. They record the evolution of the United Arab Emirates from a shared ideal to a nation where more than 195 nationalities live and work in peace, harmony and prosperity. And they reveal insights from a man whose drive, determination and will to succeed have become legendary. Within these stories lies the heart of Sheikh Mohammed the statesman, the equestrian, the poet and the leader. They are written with the intent to inspire and inform new generations of readers, and to celebrate the achievements of this young and vibrant nation and the people who shaped it. This celebration of a life in service is unavoidably incomplete. As Sheikh Mohammed himself indicates, there is still so much left to do. As a record of the first fifty years alone, however, it forms part of a remarkable legacy. Other titles written by Sheikh Mohammed and published by Explorer include Zayed, Reflections on Happiness & Positivity, Flashes of Verse and Two Great Leaders.  

  • A History of Islam in 21 Women by Hossein Kamaly

    A History of Islam in 21 Women by Hossein Kamaly

    Ksh 2199

    Brief Summary Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India.  From there to nineteenth-century Persia and the African savannah, to twentieth-century Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, before reaching present day London. From the first believer, Khadija, and the other women who witnessed the formative years of Islam, to award-winning mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani in the twenty-first century, Hossein Kamaly celebrates the lives and groundbreaking achievements of these extraordinary women in the history of Islam.  

  • Gay Girl Good God by Jackie Hill Perry

    Gay Girl Good God by Jackie Hill Perry

    Ksh 2199

    Brief Summary Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was and Who God Has Always Been. "I used to be a lesbian." In Gay Girl, Good God , author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless, experienced gender confusion, and embraced both masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being.  She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.  

  • The Special One The Dark Side of Jose Mourinho

    The Special One The Dark Side of Jose Mourinho

    Ksh 1899

    Brief Summary An explosive and shocking biography of Jose Mourinho - revealing the dark side of 'the special one'. When José Mourinho announced his return to English football, it sparked celebrations from fans and press alike. As one of the most charismatic figures in the game, his reappearance could surely only be a good thing… But is there a darker side to the Mourinho? A mischievous, scheming, even tyrannical quality to the man beneath the veneer of charm? As part of El Pais, Diego Torres is one of the premier investigative journalists in Spanish football, and in this explosive biography of 'the special one' he uncovers secrets and lies that will change the way we see Mourinho. From dodgy dealings to assassinations of players both outside and within his own team, and other shocking revelations, Prepare To Lose reveals Mourinho as a man far removed from the hero so many people consider him to be.  

  • Higher Is Waiting by Tyler Perry

    Higher Is Waiting by Tyler Perry

    Ksh 2699

    Brief Summary In this intimate book of inspiration, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life. Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. Beginning with his earliest memories of growing up a shy boy in New Orleans, Perry recalls the moments of grace and beauty in a childhood marked by brutality, deprivation, and fear.  With tenderness he sketches portraits of the people who sustained him and taught him indelible lessons about integrity, trust in God, and the power of forgiveness: his aunt Mae, who cared for her grandfather, who was born a slave, and sewed quilts that told a story of generations; Mr. Butler, a blind man of remarkable dignity and elegance, who sold penny candies on a street corner; and his beloved mother, Maxine, who endured abuse, financial hardship, and the daily injustices of growing up in the Jim Crow South yet whose fierce love for her son burned bright and never dimmed. Perry writes of how he nurtured his dreams and discovered solace in nature, and of his resolute determination to reach ever higher. Perry vividly and movingly describes his growing awareness of God's presence in his life, how he learned to tune in to His voice, to persevere through hard times, and to choose faith over fear. Here he is: the devoted son, the loving father, the steadfast friend, the naturalist, the philanthropist, the creative spirit--a man whose life lessons and insights into scripture are a gift offered with generosity, humility, and love.  

  • Life Will Be the Death of Me by Chelsea Handler

    Life Will Be the Death of Me by Chelsea Handler

    Ksh 2799

    Brief Summary In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in--a bubble within a bubble--and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency--learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her.  She becomes politically active--finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead.  

  • Soaring Above the Storms of Passion by Musalia Mudavadi

    Soaring Above the Storms of Passion by Musalia Mudavadi

    Ksh 1999

    Brief Summary Mudavadi’s memoir, Soaring Above the Storms of Passion, paints Odinga as a man under pressure who was willing to play tricks on both friend and foe to overcome the difficult situation before him. Some of Mudavadi’s claims have also corroborated what had already been written by exiled Kenyan activist Miguna Miguna who was part of Odinga’s team in the aftermath of August General Election. For instance, Mudavadi writes of the plan to have a parallel swearing in ceremony for Odinga. The plan received a lot of opposition from the international community and the ANC Party Leader says one Western country went as far as to cancel Odinga’s visa and that of many of his allies. Mudavadi was in the team of those who believed the Opposition chief should not have been sworn in but Odinga was also under a lot of pressure from the swearing in diehards who included Miguna Miguna, James Orengo, Jimmy Wanjigi, Raila Junior, among others. As the pressure mounted, Mudavadi, in consultation with Raila and the technical team decided to announce the postponement of the swearing in ceremony that had been expected to take place on December 12th 2018. Just before Mudavadi could make the announcement during a press conference at Okoa Kenya office, Raila became untraceable. Unknown to Mudavadi, the Opposition chief was holed up in Jimmy Wanjigi’s house in Muthaiga where the Okoa Kenya TV had planned to film a swearing in ceremony which would then be distributed on the internet. The team in Wanjigi’s house did not know that Raila had already directed the swearing in ceremony to be postponed, and kept asking Mudavadi why he was taking too long to make the announcement. “I learnt from people present that Raila seemed to have been very shocked to watch us on TV calling off the swearing in. He is reported to have said, “Oh they are calling it off?”At this point the swearing in at Muthaiga was called off. Before we left for the Okoa Kenya offices, he had called me to ask why we were taking long to make the announcement,” Mudavadi writes in his new book.  

  • The Beauty of Waiting by Tabitha Kihara

    The Beauty of Waiting by Tabitha Kihara

    Ksh 999

    Brief Summary THE BEAUTY OF WAITING. Are you tired of waiting for God’s perfect timing? What is the purpose of the wait? Does God have a reason? Waiting is painful and often draining yet, travailing through this life calls for it. It is in the seasons of waiting and being still before God that we find our purpose, healing and eventually develop an intimate relationship with the Lord. The author advocates for a purpose driven life and offers incredible insight into the role of pain in our lives. From experience, pain reintroduced her to herself, but most importantly it reintroduced her to God. The beauty of waiting analyses the concept of waiting offering wisdom on how to make the most   from every season. It explores the developmental growth that comes from embracing these seasons and the fruit that's birthed in you in the process. Every chapter has an illustration and an inspirational account of the author’s experience along with Biblical wisdom on waiting.  Whether you are currently in a season of waiting or simply need encouragement in preparation for such an occurrence, this book is a must read for you.  

  • Brutally Honest by Mel B and Louise Gannon

    Brutally Honest by Mel B and Louise Gannon

    Ksh 1999

    Brief Summary The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl – and the truth behind the headlines. As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free.  

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