A Lesson on Non-Violent Communication

A Lesson on Non-Violent Communication

This week I learned a valuable lesson at my job. A lesson which I hope to take with me for the rest of my life. After a very difficult and emotional discussion with a colleague, who is also a close friend of mine, I learned about the importance of non-violent...
Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

“Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silence? Is it this belonging, this completeness?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie’s sophomore novel, Half of a Yellow Sun is nothing short of a...
Love or Loss

Love or Loss

These past few weeks have been very tough. On the personal front I have been completely physically and emotionally drained. This explains why it has taken me so long to compose a new blogpost. So I thank you for your patience in bearing with me as I get myself...
End of Summer Writing Update

End of Summer Writing Update

As the scorching hot summer weather slowly gives way to the soothing cool of autumn, with its fleeting warmth and kaleidesope of color, it is a good time to share another writing update. I am happy to report that Children of the Ocean God has been progressing steadily...
Book Review: A Grain of Wheat (Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o)

Book Review: A Grain of Wheat (Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o)

The best way I can sum up A Grain of Wheat, by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, is that it captures the essence of Kenya. Having visted the country on several occasions over the past decade I found the description of the landscape, customs and behavior of the cast of...
Liberty or Death

Liberty or Death

In today’s blog I am excited to share another tidbit of history which I have recently stumbled upon and am planning to delicately weave into the narrative of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. While researching on the web for...
Book Review: The Shadow King (Mazaa Mengiste)

Book Review: The Shadow King (Mazaa Mengiste)

I have mixed feelings about The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. On the one hand I thoroughly enjoyed the exquisite lyrical prose of Mengiste’s writing, which roped me into the story almost from the very beginning. She is able to express seemingly indescribable...
Supporting Aspiring Writers: Honing Your Craft

Supporting Aspiring Writers: Honing Your Craft

This past week I have been writing every evening, as I get closer and closer to the finish line with my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. As the paragrahs and pages steadily accumulate I feel my vision coming to life slowly but surely. Yet...
Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria

This week I want to share a fascinating story that I came across recently while I was doing some online research for my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. I was in fact scouring the web for a Latin translation of “Cry of liberty”...

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