Month: November 2016

Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office

TITLE:NICE GIRLS DON’T GET THE CORNER OFFICE

AUTHOR:LOIS P. FRANKEL

GENRE: SELF-HELP

PAGES: 288

RATING: 4/5

nicegirls3They need to tread waters beyond the limits that the society has set, to stand up for their rights, to take up top notch career roles, to say no without apologizing, empower other women and get rid of emotional retardation.

 

 

After reading this stunning book I feel like every bouquet of flowers offered to a lady upon graduating from the University should be accompanied by a copy of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel. The book with the tacky title is a revelation of a bunch of mistakes we make as ladies in our career. There is quite a good number of tips that any lady can glean from the book especially subtle actions one can accommodate in their daily routine quickly.

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Ng’ang’a Mbugua: writing is a passion

mbugua-authorI used to write on exercise books and my classmates looked forward to reading the stories  before I completed writing them. At one time I wrote a story and all the ladies in class fell in love with a particular male character.

Ng’ang’a Mbugua is the award-winning Kenyan writer of Wahome Mutahi Prize 2016. His novel, Angels of the Wild, saw him win the honorable prize which to him was a great stride in his writing career. He Has previously scooped Wahome Mutahi’s Literary Prize for his books Terrorists and Different Colours in 2010 and 2012 respectively. His book, Different Colours was further chosen as a course book by Daystar University.

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READING CULTURE IN KENYA

 

reading-culture2Have you heard about schools where it is illegal to be found with novels, biographies or self-help books?  The furthest the students can go with reading beyond the mandatory subjects is reading the specified set books, biographies of leaders in History and the Bible.

What is the rate of the reading culture in Kenya? Kenyans read, but, the reading habits only transcend to educational materials more so when the examinations come calling. Beyond  the classroom walls, a good number, though not good enough take it upon themselves to leaf through a book.

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