Lauren Liebenberg

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Lauren Liebenberg was born in Zimbabwe, where she spent most of her childhood pedal-by bog-rolling the neighbours, playing ding-dong-ditch and dreaming of someday becoming the lead singer of Boney-M. She was sent to Brescia House, in Johannesburg, for high school, where she was awarded full colours for deportment in Standard 9 (although she says that had she known that no-one would ever care about that particular achievement in her entire career, she might have slouched a bit more).
When her boho back-packing phase ended in squalor, she completed an MBA at Witwatersrand University's Business School, and became a writer after an aborted career in investment banking – which is a fantastic job for anyone with a rabid ego, a weakness for over-s
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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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Jared Diamond's theory of human history and how geography ultimately explains geographic or racial discrepancies in rates and levels of development is both fascinating and compelling. To have a satisfying explanation of the 'ultimate' rather than 'pr ...more
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I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
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Absolutely fascinating. Even though the science itself, as Yong explains, is still in its infancy, I'd go so far as to say it's a revelation: It has forever altered my fundamental understanding of life on this planet and, what's more, has certainly m ...more
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Inheritors of the Earth by Chris D. Thomas
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Why is there not more hype about this book? It's audacious! By definition, most people who read it will have an interest in environmental issues and conservation and for us, it's message is highly controversial. I had put it on my reading list to for ...more
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A brave attempt at originality by the author, but for me, the single, distorted viewpoint (since we are inside the central viewpoint character's fevered mind the entire time as she hallucinates) is just too confusing and unsatisfying from a plot pers ...more
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Against the Grain by James C. Scott
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Quite frankly astonishing. A witty, subversive re-writing of history that will forever alter my view of the modern state. Brilliant.
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