Mia Couto: Growing up in Beira, with Africa on the other side of the street

Mia Couto is one of Mozambique’s most noted authors and winner of literary prizes – an international jury at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair named his first novel one of the best African books of the 20th century. Couto grew up in the coastal city of Beira, which he describes as being a special place because Africans had not been pushed out of the city as they had in other colonial towns. Mia Couto’s book ‘Mulheres de Cinzas’ has recently been published in English translation. He spoke to Newsday’s Shaimaa Khalil. (Photo: Mia Couto in 2015. Credit: Getty Images) (Photo: … Continue reading Mia Couto: Growing up in Beira, with Africa on the other side of the street

3 Motivational Books Must Read

Hey!! Today we talk about 3 books that will change you personally. In the past few months have encountered a lot of life changes and the below books have helped embrace change without feeling drained. They have actually changed the trajectory of my life, the way I act or think on a daily basis. Fear is terrible, and the fear of remaining stagnant is crippling. But reading occupies your mind with other voices rather than the ones in your head. Let’s dig in! Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson What would you do if you were not afraid? Would … Continue reading 3 Motivational Books Must Read

#10 Tips On Decorating Bookshelves (Creative, Fun & Chic)

Decorating bookshelves can be fun and a great way to kill time when you have nothing else to do and you’re just minutes away from crawling into a hole never to be seen on the face of earth again. It’s my secret weapon to distraction when I really want to write but my mind is as blank as… as… mmm…. yeah, as blank as an empty bottle! (kind of how it is right now). Nonetheless, I have some great tips on decorating bookshelves. You can apply these tips to any kind of storage units. These tips will surely help you … Continue reading #10 Tips On Decorating Bookshelves (Creative, Fun & Chic)

We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

Books, Memoir, Quick Hits DAMN. This book. This woman. The stories she tells. They’re all true, by the way. She holds nothing back. We’re Going To Need More Wine are the many memorable stories from Gabrielle Union’s life. The book weaves her personal history with powerful social commentary on what it means to be black in America – and a black woman, at that. It also recounts her rape – in painful detail – and the post-traumatic stress disorder that’s followed. Union’s been open about her story for decades (before #metoo). But I didn’t know about it. I’m guessing you … Continue reading We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

Book Review: Life After Death by Jackson Baer — FNM

The Childs family faced the unthinkable… now they have a second chance. ~~~ The Childs family has endured a terrible tragedy, but the FBI’s shocking discovery has turned their lives upside down. His kids have all moved on from the death of their mother, as has Isaac from the loss of his wife, but now […] Book Review: Life After Death by Jackson Baer — FNM Continue reading Book Review: Life After Death by Jackson Baer — FNM

Average of 5 people around you

Hey guys!!!!Have you heard of the quote “listening is the only thing needed to help someone” Yes! No! I went to a gathering and MET a guest speaker who share some insights about making it in life. I listened cause I always felt guilt when not listening to a person speak, it doesn’t feel right in my heart. AND SO….I listened and I decided to share what I got and at least get your thoughts. People around you will either help you make money or loose money If you want to advance your life look at the people around you … Continue reading Average of 5 people around you