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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Money Galore by S.A. Amu Djoleto
"It was an interesting book about Ghanaian politics after colonialism. Obviously we were grappling with our new found freedom and politicians thought there could do anything. In hindsight from this book and others like it like A man of the People b..." Read more of this review »
Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo
"This is a book about a confused woman. She, like some modern women confuses her feelings with the feminist struggle and gets burned really bad for her poor choices in the end. She discovers rather too late that love is all fulfilling and that a fe..." Read more of this review »
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What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire by Charles Bukowski
“Christmas poem to a man in jail

hello Bill Abbott:
I appreciate your passing around my books in
jail there, my poems and stories.
if I can lighten the load for some of those guys with
my books, fine.
but literature, you know, is difficult for the
average man to assimilate (and for the unaverage man too);
I don't like most poetry, for example,
so I write mine the way I like to read it.”
Charles Bukowski
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
" hi Z my name is Akua, and i am from Ghana. you nailed it. thank you. "
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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”
Christopher McDougall
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
"Chinua Achebe evokes an Africa that is untouched by the West ("primitive," some might call it, though that is a word fraught with diverse racial and cultural connotations) and describes how Christianity and "westernisation" creep upon its tribes u..." Read more of this review »
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Maya Angelou
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

Maya Angelou
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
Maya Angelou

May Sarton
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
May Sarton

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

the nonconformist (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 23, 2014 02:08AM
Description: you are a solitary soul, with a mind of your own; your thoughts are yours and ours are ours.
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