Category: books

Africa: Issues in Books and Films, Part III

In honor of International Women’s Day (3/8), I’d like to suggest everyone read a story recognizing two heroic women. Written in 1975 and set in Egypt, Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi is a fictionalized memoir. Sharing the narration, Nawal is a…

The Beauty of Africa: Favorite Films and Books, Part One.

I have never been to Africa. I know of no one from Africa. I have participated and organized service projects in the interests of those suffering in Africa. What I know of Africa as an American is what’s projected on the screen as a…

Introducing Annette

Have you ever done something rash thinking you were fearless, but really your act played you for a fool? I created a character named Annette who is in 1900 and an orphan train rider. What do you think of her? Annette awoke in the…