Sonja Lewis

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Sonja Lewis is a former newspaper journalist for The Albany Herald, Georgia USA. Now living in London, she is a full time writer and has published two novels, The Barrenness and The Blindsided Prophet and a collection of short stories, The Seasons.

The Barrenness was incredibly well received, appearing in The Voice and WM Magazine in the UK, and in US national media including CNN, Black Enterprise and The Tom Joyner Morning Show along with a host of regional media in the US and Canada.

She blogs at sonjalewis.com and also for the Huffington Post UK and most recently founded the podcast for teenage girls, UIO: You Inside Out.

When she moved to London twenty years ago, she set up and managed a successful communications consultancy. Clients inc
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Sonja Lewis I don't own writer's block nowadays to be honest, but when I feel stuck or I am just not delivering, I tend to take two approaches - a practical one,…moreI don't own writer's block nowadays to be honest, but when I feel stuck or I am just not delivering, I tend to take two approaches - a practical one, which includes running, walking and talking it out with myself and a psychological one, involving praying and mediating.

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The Barrenness

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Blindsided Prophet

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Seasons

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Today the UIO team launches our long awaited Wait Awhile initiative, encouraging teenage girls to slow down and reclaim their teenage years to avoid unnecessary regrets. For years now, I have watched the world of teenage girls change rather radically.  I had suspected for some time that due to modern day pressures, girls were being sexualised earlier and earlier, narrowing the gap between being...

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Writing for a Spot of Change (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: This essay looks at the motivation behind writing The Blindsided Prophet and what it has to do or doesn't have to do with personal faith.
Catching full sight of the sun (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 19, 2011 04:59AM
Description: Can't see the forest for the trees. Trite but true, isn't it? In this short story, Major Bill Green sees the light about his wife after more than twenty years.

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Full Circle by Natalie Savvides
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For anyone searching for love, Full Circle is an intriguing read. The book offers a glimpse into one writers psyche yet touches upon issues that bind us all. Loved Natalie's search for the truth and her willingness to find it. Brilliant!
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For anyone searching for love, Full Circle is an intriguing read. The book offers a glimpse into one writers psyche yet touches upon issues that bind us all. Loved Natalie's search for the truth and her willingness to find it. Brilliant!
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This is a ‘heavy weight’ book about self-discovery, if you will, via racial and political experiences in the US, UK and Nigeria.

As such it gripped me from the onset. An African American expat living in London, my blues ain’t like theirs, to paraphra
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Half of a Yellow Sun / Americanah / Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Produced by Faith by DeVon Franklin
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A friend who saw the author in an interview with Oprah recommended the book. Since this person doesn't necessarily relate to faith based books, i thought it must be an intriguing read. And I was right.

A little pricey for an e-book, still I downloade
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2019 Reading Chal...: November Challenge: Remembrance 67 188 Dec 15, 2015 07:59AM  
Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

James Baldwin
“I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”
James Baldwin

James Baldwin
“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”
James Baldwin

Maya Angelou
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

James Baldwin
“You write in order to change the world ... if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.”
James Baldwin




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