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  1. Harjeet Kaur
    October 20, 2021 @ 4:11 pm

    African Icons have rarely made it to the history pages. This book sounds really interesting, Ritu. I am fascinated with African history, especially Egypt. Will surely give it a read.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:47 pm

      So true, Harjeet. There is so much that does not make it to textbook pages.

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  2. Jigna
    October 22, 2021 @ 2:43 pm

    This is such a well crafted review. Makes you wonder about how we have been taught basic stuff in school and how important it is to really understand history through such books.
    Will check this up for my nephew!!

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:47 pm

      Thank you Jigna. I hope your nephew enjoys it.😊

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  3. shreemayeesdiary.com
    October 22, 2021 @ 7:40 pm

    The book sounds very interesting. Reading your detailed review I can’t wait to give it a read. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

      Thank you Shreemayee 😊

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  4. aditi
    October 23, 2021 @ 12:16 pm

    Sad to know that we lost such important parts of human history due to the supremacy of certain races. African Icons looks like a great book, I would love to pick and read. Thanks for the analysis.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:49 pm

      So true, Aditi. History is always written by victors.

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  5. MommyShravmusings
    October 23, 2021 @ 2:54 pm

    I am always in awe about the variety of books you read and review on your blog. African Icons are not so wellknown and after reading your beautiful reiew, if I havent picked up this book for my next read, I would be committing a crime, and I dont want to do it Ritu😂

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:50 pm

      Awww Suhasini. Thank you so much 😊. I am so glad my picks resonate with you.

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  6. rootsandwingsbysmita
    October 23, 2021 @ 4:23 pm

    Very interesting review… would like to read it

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:53 pm

      Thank you Smita 😊

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  7. ghazala786
    October 23, 2021 @ 6:55 pm

    This book looks interesting , it would definitely help to know more about African history.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:54 pm

      Do pick it up Ghazala

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  8. Vasumathi
    October 24, 2021 @ 12:20 am

    I know very little of African history though the place has always fascinated me. Though i do not fit in the age category of the book, would love to read it.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:56 pm

      Do pick it up, Vasumathi. It is an excellent read.

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  9. Sindhu Vinod Narayan
    October 24, 2021 @ 6:56 am

    African icons is something that I’d love to pick up and read. I love the honest review here and would definitely deem it appropriate that we strt letting people know about these books as well

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:57 pm

      Thank you Sindhu 😊

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  10. Madhu Bindra
    October 24, 2021 @ 11:19 am

    This looks like a really good book. You haven’t stopped talking about it. The one about the Egyptian civilization is very interesting.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:57 pm

      Thank you 😊

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  11. Satabdi
    October 24, 2021 @ 12:27 pm

    You pick the best books, Ritu! I’ve discovered such gems from your blog.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:58 pm

      Thank you so much, Satabdi 😊. I am so glad to know that.

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  12. Mehul Kaku
    October 24, 2021 @ 8:40 pm

    Great Pic. A rare book about African History. It would be nice to know the other side of the story.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:58 pm

      Thank you 😊

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  13. Abha Mondal
    October 24, 2021 @ 8:42 pm

    I agree this is a must read book for all ages. And this book deserves five star for sure. I would love to read this book with my daughter.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:59 pm

      Do pick it up Abha. I hope you both enjoy reading it.

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  14. Raghav Dudeja
    October 24, 2021 @ 9:25 pm

    My view point of Egyptian history is limited to what is shown in Hollywood movies. Would definitely give this book a try to explore more.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:59 pm

      That is true for most of us, Raghav.

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  15. pamela
    October 24, 2021 @ 10:12 pm

    Recently I bought Michelle Obama’s Book and I am currently reading that. I heard about the book African Icons and I liked the plot and the cover picture. Loved your detailed description, it is interesting to read for sure. Now I am going to read it after finishing Obama.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 6:59 pm

      Thank you Pamela.

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  16. Pooja Jha
    October 25, 2021 @ 2:01 am

    After reading your detailed post regarding the content in the book, It has gone into my wishlist so, I shall get this inteesting book soon.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

      Do pick it up Pooja

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  17. Aurora M
    October 25, 2021 @ 10:46 pm

    Agreed ! History is always difficult to remember and what remains in our mind is what we see.
    Real facts also remain hidden. This books gives us what actually we should know.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 7:01 pm

      Exactly Meenu. Often we only get to know only one side of the story.

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  18. Prasanna Raghavan
    December 1, 2021 @ 9:49 pm

    History is the narrative of the winners. Good that certain glimpses are turning into the hidden archives. Thank you for introducing the book.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 7:01 pm

      So true Prasanna.

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  19. Noor Anand Chawla
    January 15, 2022 @ 4:38 pm

    Indeed just the tip of the iceberg, like you’ve said, but at least a much-needed step has been taken! I will definitely pick this one.

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    • Ritu
      January 18, 2022 @ 7:02 pm

      Exactly Noor. I hope more authors explore these lesser known aspects.

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