Books

Iconoclastic Muslim Writers Take Centre Stage at Wisewords Bookfest

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Billed as “two days of thrilling, thoughtful, radical and humorous writing by women authors introducing their latest publications”, the Wisewords Bookfest will play host to a set of subversive Muslim writers who have become known for their strong opinions and unabashed honesty.

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Roma Tearne makes new TV Book Club list

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ROMA TEARNE PICKED FOR NEW CHANNEL 4 BOOK CLUB BRIXTON BEACH by Sri Lankan author Roma Tearne has been picked for the new TV Book Club starting on More 4 this Sunday, 17th January. ROMA TEARNE is the only South Asian author chosen by Amanda Ross for the new show taking over from Richard & Judy's book club.

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An amazing tour of Romania in ‘DRACULA IS DEAD’ by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe

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DRACULA IS DEAD How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended it, and Emerged since 1989 as the New Italy by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe The book that finally lays the Count to rest Hardcover, 424 pages, 32 black-and-white photographs, 12 maps, Bancroft Press (November 2009). ISBN 978-1-890862-65-7

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Char Dham, Jyotirling, Shiv, Vishnu, Devi, Ashtavinayak, Navgraha, Shabrimala, Shirdi, Pandharpur , Char Kumbh, Sapta Mokshadaayi Puri

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Yatra2Yatra is to provide maximum information related to Indian pilgrimages. We are providing full fledge details of 73 Indian pilgrimages in 11 Segments like Char Dham, Char Kumbh, Sapta Mokshadaayi Puri, Jyotirling, Shiv sites, Vishnu Sites, Devi sites, Ashtavinayak, Navgraha, Jal Teerths and faith sites. In order to make our efforts visually more appealing, meaningful and web friendly, it has been adorned with hand painted pictures, associated with the particular pilgrimage site.

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Just in Time for Christmas: DRACULA IS DEAD by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe

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DRACULA IS DEAD How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended it, and Emerged since 1989 as the New Italy by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe A book to jingle your bells all the way to Romania Hardcover, 424 pages, 32 black-and-white photographs, 12 maps, Bancroft Press (November 2009). ISBN 978-1-890862-65-7

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Brit-Asian Writer to Release Provocative New Crime Thriller

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“I am not backing down. I am not staging a retreat. Let people say what they want to say.” When 27-year-old author Kia Abdullah’s first novel caused a stir with with its candid criticism of the Asian community, she responded with the insouciant words above. Now with her second novel, a psychological crime thriller called CHILD'S PLAY set for release on 4th December, Kia may have to reinforce the steely determination she exhibited in 2006. You see, Child’s Play isn’t what you would expect from the petite, innocent-faced Muslim Writers Award nominee. Instead of a paprika-laden story about identity crises and forced marriage, Kia has written a novel that shatters the delicate sensibilities that govern output from British-Asian writers.

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DRACULA IS DEAD, by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe

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“To [many people], Transylvania means just one thing: Dracula. Never mind the centuries of epic struggle between opposing empires over this strategic territory. Never mind that the clash of cultures here has evolved into some of the most workable ethnic cooperation in Europe [...]. Never mind that Transylvania’s landscape is not shrouded in gloomy moss and bats, but beautiful hillsides dotted with plump sheep and curvaceous haystacks. Never mind all that: Let’s talk vampires.”

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Doing the right thing: Jim Pines on the Spike Lee Phenomenon

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As part of Lewisham's Black History Month celebrations, Lewisham Council in association with Arcadia Books present, Doing the right thing: Jim Pines on the Spike Lee Phenomenon at Forest Hill Library on Thursday 29 October.

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