Books

Book Review – Bradt Rwanda Travelguide

Bradt Rwanda Travelguide – Janice Booth and Philip Briggs. The first time I picked up a Bradt Travelguide, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Another Rough Guide? Another Let’s Go? Footprint or Lonely Planet perhaps? What I found was a new style that had certain similarities to some of the others, but at the same…

Learning Arabic – Al Humdulillah!!!

Introduction Arabic is one of the more difficult languages for a native English speaker to learn. The US military considers it a class IV language, along with Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, and requires that servicemembers score at least a 100 on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) to qualify for training. In comparison, a score…

Review – The Bradt Travel Guide To Sudan

The publication of the Bradt Travel Guide to Sudan (author Paul Clammer) comes at both a welcome and opportune moment. Indeed, how many years is it since we have seen any sort of travel guide for Africa’s largest and possibly most exciting country? The last that I am aware of was Kim Naylor’s ‘Africa –…

War Junkie by Jon Steele

Few people know the main players in Red October, the Russian parliamentary siege of 1993 and even fewer people know why in 1994 the Hutu Tribe went on a killing rampage of Tutsi civilians. The fact is that few people in the wider world really care. Jon Steele, however was at both of these places…