Anyone with even a mild interest in Gandhiji, whether from a political, social, or spiritual perspective would enjoy this book. Don’t expect to learn about India as a culture, but rather India through the eyes of one incredible man.
Izzo presents each lesson with heartfelt responses and anecdotes from these wise elders to illustrate how living each lesson has made them fulfilled and unafraid of death. “Just be yourself” has been the advice of every parent since Polonius. Izzo found that the simple phrase, “be true to yourself,” is the first secret.
Part of a wonderfully eccentric series from Restless Books, Chris Abani’s exploration of his own face is a kind of mini-memoir, unpacking the histories, stories, and genealogies contained (and fetishized) inside this window to the soul. It’s a quick and easy read, a minor work by a major writer, though it will give you a good sense of why you should continue on and sample his poetry—Sanctificum, for example, is magnificent.
Consisting entirely of brand-new stories by authors living in the region (not simply authors from the region), this collection gathers the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, including a mix of established and up-and-coming writers from islands throughout the Caribbean.
Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.
Oseloka H. Obaze’s “HERE TO SERVE – Advocacy for Good Governance” is a ‘resource’ whose time is NOW. An important, dare I say, critical book that reviews and outlines the developmental challenges ravaging lives, livelihoods and the Nigerian polity. The book ... Full Story...
I have always had a hard time writing poetry, committing to paper poetic epitaphs, epigrams, short or long hands of reminiscent thoughts, emotional outbursts and/or figurative flights of fancy. For that art for... Full Story...