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How Can I Get My Memoir Published

How Can I Get My Memoir Published

After you have toiled and tinkered and revised for ages, and you feel you finally have a strong manuscript, you begin to wonder how on earth to get your book into print. It goes without saying that that is a tough world, and even really top literary manuscripts fail to find a New York publisher. […]

October 25, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
Learning to Fall

Learning to Fall

Between summer and winter, we are in fall, a season I have found particularly advantageous for writing.  The earth tilts away from the sun, our light source.  Yet though the days grow shorter, the light appears longer across the ground.  With this particular slant of light we begin to turn inward like plants do.  We […]

October 8, 2013 | By | 14 Replies More
Writing in the Culinary Landscape of the Galilee

Writing in the Culinary Landscape of the Galilee

Twenty-six years ago, I left the US to live on a farm in the Galilee. It wasn’t a spiritual connection to the Holy Land that prompted this dramatic relocation, but a chance meeting with a handsome young Israeli farmer. In an act that was equal parts folly and fortune, I followed him back, married him, […]

June 5, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 2)

Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 2)

Continued from Losing the Artist, Saving her Art Part 1. Eugenia’s physicians finally allowed her to travel with considerable misgivings, as she was 84 and had a metallic heart valve. Transatlantic travel is stressful one way or the other, but there was no holding her back. She wanted to experience the place that her daughter had loved […]

November 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Interview with Canadian Writer Bolaji Williams

Interview with Canadian Writer Bolaji Williams

We met Bolaji Williams on Twitter. She responded to one of our tweets. We read a recent blog post and loved the clarity of her writing and topic, so we invited her to do something with us. Voila, an interview with writer Bolaji Williams. When did you first know you loved to write? To be completely honest, […]

October 1, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Book Review: Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck

Book Review: Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck

In The Thing Around Your Neck, a collection of short stories written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the reader is exposed to characters that are many things, including a surprise to those who have been limited to a Western literary interpretation of Nigerian culture. Adichie insists on considering the wide variety of Nigerian stories to be […]

September 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Literary Festivals: From Jaipur to Beijing

Literary Festivals: From Jaipur to Beijing

Two countries, two civilizations, and two literary festivals. As a writer I had the pleasure of participating in this year’s Jaipur International Literature Festival in India. Six weeks later, I discarded my summer tops in India for woollen sweaters in snowy China to attend Beijing’s Bookworm International Literature Festival. I combined the festivals with a […]

September 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Reflections on Native American Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko

Reflections on Native American Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko

It is a “given” that for bibliophiles like me, there is nothing better than curling up with a good read in a quiet house with a cup of steaming coffee – I take mine with cream and sugar. And there are scores of genres and sub-genres from which to choose. Romance. Inspiration. Poetry. Biography. You […]

September 12, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 1)

Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 1)

Jovi’s photo titled “Agamemnon’s Agony” Losing a friend or loved one suddenly is always a shock. The greater the vitality, creativity and ingenuity of the individual, the harder it is to accept the fact that you will only be seeing them in your memories. Jovanka (aka Jovi or Niobe) was dynamic, multi-faceted, and multi-talented. She had […]

August 30, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Rights of Women in Africa: Progress, Status Quo, or Retreat?

Rights of Women in Africa: Progress, Status Quo, or Retreat?

This article was translated into English by our Assistant Editor, Victoria Shockley. To view the original French version, click here. July 31st is the date when Africa celebrates the International Day of African Women. At this time, it’s important to highlight the essential points concerning female emancipation in this region of the world. Recall that this […]

July 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More