Welcome to my A-Z 2018, for which I am revisiting Africa, the continent of my childhood and my dreams. The posts are, as always, infoheavy and opinionated, but they are sectioned off - some music, the day’s topic, couple writers, a slideshow from the safaris – plenty ways to cherry-pick. So you may consume just as much, or as little, as you're cool with. Zero obligation to agree with any of my views either, feel free to air yours :)
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
"The pioneer's of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service." - Albert Einstein
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
I am posting another re-worked excerpt from Moonlit Waters for this month's prompt at
(Read my earlier post from MW)
There is a prize this time for the most creative entry, so do click over. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork, photographs, anything - your take on the prompt "Romance".
Abeer was back again at Fayoum; this time there was no discomfort, no weighing of words to say or not to say, just an easing into a place which felt long familiar, as though he had grown up looking at this grey-blue water right from childhood. Waded into it knee-deep many times, splashed in it and sputtered at its saltiness and fished in it on winter afternoons. There were places like this, he came upon them suddenly without any signs or warning, strange places but intimately part of him, of who he was, or had been at some point of time, and his memories looped back and touched their own beginnings in one huge arch, silent and comforting in a sweep of timelessness.
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