Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Power 1000 – London’s most influential people So nice to see a wide range of writers and the publishing industry’s movers and shakers on the top 1,000 list of influential Londoners.  For those of us who dream or had … Continue reading

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Short story submissions not good for BBC ‘s short story award 2013 It is disappointing to hear that the standards of submissions were very low. According to one of the judges, very few people are good at short stories.  Sad indictment … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison on blues, spiritual, jazz and writing

Toni Morrison is one of my favourite writers and her quote below is the essence of her novel Jazz: “Sometimes I hear blues, sometimes spirituals or jazz and I’ve appropriated it.  I’ve tried to reconstruct the texture of it in … Continue reading

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Storymoja Hay Festival – many stories, one world As an African, I am so proud to see the fusion of the Hay Festival and Storymoja.  What a smorsgasboard of creativity in Nairobi!  I hope this collaboration will spread all over … Continue reading

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Global cultures short stories from beyond our worlds Inspirational and life-affirming blog.  Mythology, folklore, anthropology, writing, culture, news, sociology, politics, economics, the human condition and much more welded into one.

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NoViolet Bulawayo So glad that NoViolet Bulawyo, a lady from my African region, is on Man Booker Prize shortlist!  I’ve been reading the book already and loving it.

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BBC News Howard Jacobson and Margaret Atwood to re-write Shakespeare again it just gets better!

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