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Identity In A Modern, Multicultural World:
May 18, 2022

Identity In A Modern, Multicultural World:

This week we’re delving into young diasporic writers who attempt to capture the confusion, challenge and hilarity that can ensue from trying to navigate and straddle the two worlds of their identity - that of their current homeland and that of their ancestors and cultural traditions.

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"I Shot The Sparrow With My Bow And Arrow!"
May 10, 2022

"I Shot The Sparrow With My Bow And Arrow!"

Predator and prey, the hunter and their target. The savanna has gone but the game remains the same and crime writers the world over delight in telling the tale. Manslaughter is often a quick and messy affair, an act of passion or self-defense or a catastrophic mistake or error of judgement but murderers are usually stealthy - callous and vengeful. They watch and wait and plan ‘the perfect crime’ or ‘almost perfect crime’, let our literary detectives be the judge of how well they execute their devilish deeds.  

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“Let me tell ya ‘bout the birds and the bees…and a thing called love!”
May 06, 2022

“Let me tell ya ‘bout the birds and the bees…and a thing called love!”

“That’s a mighty fine cock you got there boy!” and so starts Lucy Lennox’s fiery romance ‘Wildefire’. Now like me, you’re probably thinking wow, these romance novels don’t muck about but it turns out Seth Walker (the small town of Hobie’s newly-appointed Sheriff) was referring to poultry not the throbbing member of his first love Otis Wilde (a now tattoo and muscle-bound Fireman). 

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Nightmare Maker
April 28, 2022

Nightmare Maker

Killer cars, malevolent clowns, cannibalism, vampires, telekinetic prom queens, nuclear fallout zones, strange shops filled with enticing items you’d be willing to sin for, mysterious mist, invisible domes, long walks down dangerous roads, dead bodies, more dead bodies and an awful lot of things that go bump in the night.

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“I’ve already seen the movie!”
April 22, 2022

“I’ve already seen the movie!”

“I’ve already seen the movie!” one might proclaim. It may be true but have you seen the story from the perspective of it’s original creator (the author or screenwriter), or from the perspective of your own imagination, those vivid internal landscapes we create when we read.

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Why Start an Online Bookstore?
November 09, 2021

Why Start an Online Bookstore?

As someone who is a passionate believer in physical books from bricks-and-mortar bookstores, the question of whether to go online has always been an elephant-in-the-bookshop.

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