Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chroniclers of History

Another lion has departed. Es'kia Mphahlele died at the age of 88. A traveler on the long road with Nelson Mandela, he was the literary voice of the ANC. Read Down Second Avenue.

On the topic of good reads: Ferdnand Braudel's Structures of Everyday Life and The Wheels of Commerce are excellent historical overviews of the underpinnings of our economic, political, and public social lives today.

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