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The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart No Longer at Ease Arrow of God (Everyman Library)
The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart No Longer at Ease Arrow of God (Everyman Library)
by Chinua Achebe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 23 April 2014
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I wanted to start to learn more about Nigeria having worked there, and worked with several Nigerians throughout my career, and this is my first novel from there. I have still not managed to finish the third book and I think I need to start it all again. I didn't get a strong feel of what exactly Achebe wanted to say about Nigeria. I certainly didn't feel it was just a poke a Colonialism. There is a lot more than that. But I also didn't feel drawn into the book nor live through it the way a good novel usually does. I guess I am a bit disappointed.


Bialetti Elegance Venus Induction 6  Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker
Bialetti Elegance Venus Induction 6 Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: £24.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and practical, 23 April 2014
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Looks good, makes great coffee, works perfectly on induction hob and easy to clean. Very stylish after the aluminium variety and keep sits shine.


Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (California Series in Public Anthropology)
Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (California Series in Public Anthropology)
Price: £16.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Says it as it is., 23 April 2014
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I have worked in the law enforcement field for 30 years and in West Africa for the last three. I have read many books around the subject but this is one of the few where the writer has actually got their boots muddy, and taken a long hard look at situations before putting pen to paper. I admire the honesty around the corruption issue that many donor nations just do not address as they dole out millions of euros and dollars into countries refusing to grow up. The greyness of issues is particularly well documented. Having watched the single minded anti drugs 'war' that is so naive in its approach, and futile in its efforts, I found it a joy to finally read someone who took in the much bigger picture and understood what the business of crime is about. Ms Nordstrom makes her points clearly, and with minimum of fuss. It is up there with Misha Glennie's McMafia and Dambisa Moyo's Dead Aid. A real find.


Field Guide to the Birds of Western Africa (Helm Field Guides)
Field Guide to the Birds of Western Africa (Helm Field Guides)
by Nik Borrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide, 23 July 2013
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I have now dragged this book around six different West Africa countries, and everyone knows it and reveres it! Great guide.


Griffin Survivor Military Tested Case for iPhone 4 /4S - Pink
Griffin Survivor Military Tested Case for iPhone 4 /4S - Pink
Offered by Modern-Tech
Price: £10.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Totally clumsy proof, 23 July 2013
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This double cover protects the phone fully yet allows perfect access. It is bump proof, seems largely drop proof and seems to withstand the heat and humidity of West Africa. I choose pink because it is difficult to miss/leave behind anywhere and less likely to get stolen. I do not know why that has to cost a few dollars more other than greed by the distributor.
The cover for the photo lens is a nice idea but it does not stick very well into its little slot when you fold it back. And of course you cannot just dump the phone into a charger/ docker without taking off the two covers. Not a bad compromise for such protection. An excellent piece of well designed equipment.


Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them
Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them
by Guy Consolmagno
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: £21.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Good and also entertaining 'textbook' for learning the sky, 1 May 2013
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Clear, easily laid out, and easy to look at on your lap!
What is very useful is that is also covers viewing the sky from other regions including the Southern hemisphere so that those of us who travel about have guidance for the different views and areas of the sky.
Excellent value.


A-Express® White Mosquito Net Bed Canopy Up To King Size 100% Polyester 10 Meter Round
A-Express® White Mosquito Net Bed Canopy Up To King Size 100% Polyester 10 Meter Round
Offered by A Express
Price: £13.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and pretty, 11 Jan 2013
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The mosiquitos wher eI am living are like B52s and this net does the job very well. It also plays into my little girl princess memory


Logitech QuickCam E3500 Webcam
Logitech QuickCam E3500 Webcam

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars poor service, 22 Sep 2009
Bought this as a present for my father. The company failed to include the software and when he contacted them they couldn't give a monkeys' and said it was all out of stock anyhow. My Father also suspected that the item had been opened previously.


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