MBIZO CHIRASHA ( Zimbabwe) MBIZO CHIRASHA Creative, Artistic, Activism and Literary Arts Projects: For Human development-HIV/AIDS Interventions, Social Change, Activism through Arts Projects, Artistic Collaborations, and Fellowships. TARGETED STAKEHOLDERS: Culture Centres, Arts Organisations, Writers Schools, Non-Governmental Organisations, Government Institutions, Youth Institutes, Creative Societies, Cultural and Funding Organisations. INTRODUCTORY MESSAGE : I am a major contributor […]
This week’s Bookends features an article about reading African women writers, a blog post about the importance of context in our reading and a book written by a woman who for eight years was hardly out of the media spotlight. Book: Blue Sky by Kate Atkinson Kate Atkinson used to be one of my favourite […]
Welcome to my blog stop on the book tour for The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup. My thanks to the author, to Jenny Platt and publisher Michael Joseph for the opportunity to be part of the tour. I can’t wait to tell you more so let’s go! One blustery October morning in a quiet suburb of […]
Dorthe Nors is a Danish writer who has written novels, novellas, and short stories. Her short stories have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the Boston Review, and The New Yorker. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize last year. Several of her books have been translated. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal tells the story of Sonja, […]
(Cloud Studio’s cover for the 1971 edition) 4.5/5 (Very Good) Anders Bodelsen’s Freezing Down (1969, trans. 1971) is a harrowing collision of SF tropes and the emotional landscape of Scandinavian noir. Bodelsen, “primarily associated with 1960s New-Realism in Danish literature,” might be best known to English-speaking audiences for writing the source material for the 1978 heist film The […]
I was drawn into this book by both the stunning cover and how amazing the main character sounded. And even though this was a read very much out of my comfort zone, I’m so happy I picked up The Night Diary. It blew my mind and I’m sure it will be one of my favorite books […]
About the Book Blurb Being born a princess, and raised by a loving father and three doting brothers would make life seem like a bed of roses to any woman. Born out of the sacred fire, Draupadi is no ordinary woman, and her destiny cannot be to walk the beaten path. Witnessing estrangement and betrayal […]
As my love of Thailand grew, so did the glaring evidence of the problems in my relationship. I often woke in the morning to find Top already gone, leaving me to go sightseeing with his brother Bop. When Top did bring me along, everyone told him in Thai how beautiful I was, and he glowed. […]
Hunting Prince Dracula By: Kerri Maniscalco My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction Page Count: 434 Synopsis: In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a […]
i have seen on one of the blogs i follow that april is going to be poetry month. i am a couple hundred years out of practice with poetry so i thought i would start with the terrible poetry contest. this week the theme is unrequited love. i apologize for some slant rhymes im out […]
Title: Dracula Retold Author: S.G.D. Singh Date of Publication: February 1st, 2019 Goodreads Summary: Inspired by E. Nesbit’s Shakespeare Stories and the BBC’s The Musketeers, S.G.D. Singh’s Dracula Retold takes Bram Stoker’s captivating tale of an un-dead Count and those brave enough to challenge him, and brings it into the twenty-first century. Discover the world’s […]
Whether you’re trying to fix a certain issue, start a business, market that business, or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do. People like to call this “thinking outside of the box,” which is the wrong way to […]
Film Review – High Life (2019)
Logan Rickover, owner of a hardware store in a small town in Kentucky, has lucid dreams of life as an astronaut that intrude upon his life at any moment. Which of his lives is real? The quiet paradise of Danville or the terrifying jungle world of Stheno D?
This novelette is a terrific read for those who have only a quick break to take a breather and escape to another reality. In this sci-fi thriller, I endeavor to blur the boundaries between alien-induced hallucinations, the brutal reality of the present, and memories of an idyllic past.
Ron Baker calls it “Nightmare Planet”, gives it five stars, and comments: “This short has exactly what I like in science fiction: planet exploration and bizarre otherworldly aliens, in this case insectoid. The horrendous purpose the aliens have for the hapless astronauts who make planetfall to find the numerous previous missing exploration teams is grisly. I love the mystery of the planet and the authors device of alternating from the aliens bizarre perspective then switching to the astronauts point of view.”
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