“Africans” is a good book packing a lot of information in a mere 300 pages. This density along with its dry, academic writing style makes this a slow read. But I would still recommend it to anyone interested in African history.
Month: July 2006
The Browning Version
The Browning Version reminds me of the book Goodbye, Mr. Chips. It is a good movie. I rate it 7/10.
Who is a Muslim?
Should we define Muslims narrowly or broadly? Does even the effort to define exclude people and thus is negative? Can we learn from the Kharijites and Murjites? Arafat has some thoughts and I add my 2 cents.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
We have seen all Harry Potter movies though we haven’t read any of the books. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was somewhat weaker than the earlier episodes. I rate it 6/10.
We visited the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, some months ago. It was crowded but Michelle loved it. We are going to visit it again soon. Here are some photographs that I took on our last visit.
Goodfellas is a mafia movie which we had seen before but forgotten. It wasn’t until we were midway watching it again that we remembered. Overall, it is an okay movie. I rate it 6/10.
Happy Independence Day
July 4, 1776 was an important day in world history and the Declaration of Independence has lessons for us all. Happy Independence Day!
Head-On or Gegen die Wand is a Turkish German film about a young woman who has a marriage of convenience with a guy to escape her strict and conservative family.