Thug Lovin’ is my first Wahida Clark book. I have not read any of the previous books with Trae, Tasha and rest of the gang making these characters new...moreThug Lovin’ is my first Wahida Clark book. I have not read any of the previous books with Trae, Tasha and rest of the gang making these characters new to me. The book started off at a good pace introducing the characters and giving a bit of background. The author does an excellent job of setting up various sub plots very early into the book creating the potential for explosive climaxes. Unfortunately, for me in the end she fell short of her potential. Please don’t misunderstand me, this book is filled with thugs doing what thugs do, hot steamy sex scenes around every corner, and drama and more drama. Wahida definitely keeps the readers interest right to the end where she leaves you hanging. And yes I will not only read the sequel but I will go back and read the previous books. (less)
Paul Swaby author of One Percent is well on his way to be included in the tradition of great mind technicians such as Les Brown, Denis Kimbro, Maya An...morePaul Swaby author of One Percent is well on his way to be included in the tradition of great mind technicians such as Les Brown, Denis Kimbro, Maya Angelou, Susan Taylor, John Maxwell and James Allen. He is prolific! A former CFL player. Professional speaker. Expert on Leadership. Author of the audio book Zompas and founder of Zompas a self-coaching consulting company. Zompas is an acronym meaning Zig Zag Over Mountains Pass Anything Stagnant.
His new book One Percent is a treasure of self-empowerment for anyone seeking sustainable change in their life. Mr Swaby shares insights from real life experiences showing how to overcome the greatest enemy to success and fulfillment; one-self. This book asked the difficult but necessary questions that each of us must answer for ourselves before traveling the path of positive growth.
One Percent is designed as a short manual that gives you a quick easy read course in removing obstacles from your journey forward. It is divided into 21 concise chapters with clever titles such as: B.U.T.S., Poverty Mindset, One Mile Run, and T.H.I.N.K. Paul inserts himself into each chapter providing a guide and the ultimate example of investing in self by constantly seeking Knowledge today that will elevate your performance level tomorrow. He shares his practices and duplicated behaviors that transported him from an annual salary of $27,040 in the call centre to $135,000 in less than seven years. Today Paul is no longer with the call centre he is a business owner with a mission to create wealth.
The title One Percent is a clear illustration of Swaby’s philosophy that ask the question, are you giving 1% or 101% to your personal development each day? The pages of this book is replete with acronyms that readers can use as memory tools. Another bonus is the diverse amount of quotes from Swaby’s mentors that acts as inspiration, brain teasers and essential references. If you are trying to make that one percent change this book is an excellent source to help improve your thinking in order to produce good results.
Paul Swaby’s has a comfortable writing style that makes reading his book enjoyable. This book will present a challenge to the reader who must work through the deficiencies in their character that are sure to be identified as a result of reading One Percent. This book not only provides the ingredients for self-improvement but reminds us with each achievement is the responsibility to Pay It Forward.
“Slavery is Canada’s best-kept secret, locked within the national closet. And because it is a secret it is written out of official history. But slaver...more“Slavery is Canada’s best-kept secret, locked within the national closet. And because it is a secret it is written out of official history. But slavery was an institutionalized practice for over two hundred years. In this ground breaking work “The Hanging of Angélique,” Dr. Afua Cooper reveals what Canadian history Textbooks omits the truth. Canada was not only a safe haven for slaves, it was also an active participant in the slave trade. Some historians will argue that it was only a mild form of slavery, but Marie-Joseph Angélique who was humiliated, brutally tortured, strangled and hanged surely would disagree.
Born a slave in Portugal and eventually sold to a wealthy Montreal fur trader, Marie-Joseph Angelique fiery spirit and refusal to be domesticated led to her facing trial for the burning of Old Montreal in 1734. Although no one was killed the fire wreaked havoc on the city destroying forty-six building, including Hộtel-Dieu and almost the whole merchant sector that represented the core of the city. At the end of the trial Marie-Joseph Angelique was found guilty despite the fact that no one saw her set the fire. She was still just a slave and guilty or not she would have to endure the faith reserved for most rebellious slaves dishonestly then death.
Afua Cooper a dub poet, author of several poetry and history books must be commended for paying the ultimate tribute to Marie-Joseph Angelique by committing over 15 years to researching and bringing her story to life. She has reached into the hidden archive and brought to light an important update for Canadian history. This fantastic work is now a finalist for the Governor General Literary Award and must be recognized as a very important document in African history in early Canada. (less)
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: His Life, His Words, His Work written by Anna Swanston his secretary of 14 years; is a most intriguing journey. It begins in t...moreDr. John Henrik Clarke: His Life, His Words, His Work written by Anna Swanston his secretary of 14 years; is a most intriguing journey. It begins in the South and moves to Harlem and then takes flight to Ghana and other African countries before returning to Harlem once again. The passengers on this journey included some of the greatest minds including Kwame Nkrumah, Malcolm X, Cheik Anta Diop, John G. Jackson, etc. We get a close look at the relationship of Dr. Clarke with other African scholars.
The son of a Sharecropper born in Georgia, Alabama John Henrik Clarke early life was filled with poverty. By age 7 he had lost his mother and was separated from his other siblings since they were all sent to different family members. Young Clarke developed a love for reading and showed great potential early. Encouraged by a teacher to pursuit a career in writing helped Clarke to develop a passion. The obstacles continued to emerge at age 14 he was living on his own, attempting to get to Chicago he became a Hobo before making his way to Harlem.
Although his life was filled with great challenges it was also a very fulfilling life. The early years was very rewarding he had a loving mother, his great grandmother introduced him the African tradition of story telling, he received words of encouragement that would help him remain focus and people in the neightbourhood love and respected each other. His experience was varied.
This book gives the reader great snapshots of Dr. Clarke’s life over 83 years. The reader has a unique opportunity to experience Professor Clarke by becoming his student and listening to his travels, trials, tribulations, and triumphs. He describes his relationship with family members, with scholars such as Kwame Nkrumah, Malcolm X, Dr. Ben and Cheik Anta Diop. Anna Swanston presents the reader with a unique opportunity of sharing in Dr. Clarke’s emotions of journeying to Africa for the first time, having his first book published, and feeling the passion of a great historian who desired only to present a true history of African people. (less)
Willie Lynch Letter and The Making of a Slave contains a speech given by a white slave owner from the West Indies instructing the slave owners of Virg...moreWillie Lynch Letter and The Making of a Slave contains a speech given by a white slave owner from the West Indies instructing the slave owners of Virginia on how to control the African mind for the purpose of economic gain. The speech given in 1712 is a shocking blueprint for making a man into a slave. This blueprint advised American slaveholders on how to effectively cause divisions amongst the families of Africans taken as slaves Three major devices used were fear, distrust and envy that would effectively cause 300 years of mental bondage. Also included in this work are letters from Frederick Douglas, Charles Johnson, and commentaries on the parallels between horse breeding and slave making. Although the book is short in length it is abundant with information on the destruction of the African family and the African mind. (less)