Friday's Five: More Biographies

As promised last week here is my list.   I am more of a pacifist so my list is of men who changed the world without starting war.

  • Ghandi
  • Mandela
  • Martin Luther King

My mind just hit a blank.

How about business men who changed the world

  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Jobs
  • Richard Branson

Another blank

How about literary figures

  • JK Rowling
  • Shakespeare (yes Rowling is more important than Shakespeare, she managed to get the younger generations to read again)
  • Roald Dahl  ( Actually I read quite a bit of his own autobiography but never managed to finish it because I gave birth and forgot about it)
  • George Orwell
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Tolstoy
  • Tolkien
  • Abbas El Akkad

I guess I am more interested in authors than in Leaders.

Stay tuned next week for a list of women 😀

P.S.  This is not the post I wanted to write, but this is all my brain is capable of right now, so I will not fight it, now excuse me while I go lie down.


  • At 2010.02.19 13:04, Anees said:

    Its Gandhi & not Ghandi… donno why a lot of ppl spell/pronunce it that way???

    • At 2010.02.19 18:55, Amira AK said:

      because that’s the way he’s pronounced in Arabic, hence written :) As for J.K.Rowling and Shakespeare, i totally disagree. Shakespeare’s plays were made available to the masses too. his contribution to literature (not just to the younger generation) is vast and revolutionary. His tragedies and comedies are beautifully complex and his great insight into the intricacies of the human mind and psyche are rare. I love Harry Potter, but Shakespeare’s plays and sonnet’s are incomparable :)