Tag Archives: Family

The Bahari Paradox | Seeking Literary Agent Representation



Book of Magic (Full), Photo by Catherine L Mommsen

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:46 p.m. EDT, 23 January 2014 Agents interested in projects similar to Malika Oufkir’s Stolen Lives will see the potential in marketing my first novel, The Bahari Paradox. This book project grapples with perseverance, survival, and the triumph of a woman journeying to realize her full potential. Synopsis: She teeters on […]

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British Iraqi Family Executed Assassination Style



Assassin, Photo by Nova Fly

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:25 AM EDT, 6 September 2012 CHEVALINE, France – A horrific fate befell the family of an Iraqi-born Briton named Saad al-Hilli who was from Surrey in southern England. Saad, his wife, a grandmother, and two daughters were on holiday traveling through France when they were ambushed in an assassination […]

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The Secret to a Peaceful House



Man's Hand Touching Tree, Photo by Opacity

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 23:35 PM EDT, 30 July 2012 The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While […]

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National Geographic Live! : Too Young to Wed



Child Brides, Photo by Stephanie Sinclair

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:33 AM EDT, 10 July 2012 Many of the post that we feature deal with human rights abuses and in particular women’s rights abuses, as in the case of yesterday’s report of the Afghan woman who was executed. There is no justification for what happened to Najiba; however, to every […]

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Feast, Fete, Dead Guests | Famadihana Funeral Ritual



Famadihana, Dancing with the Dead, Madagascar, Photo by Distrait 1979

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:24 PM EDT, 16 March 2012 AMBOHIMIRARY, Madagascar — When people think of dancing with the dead, they usually picture the New Orleans Carnival pre-Hurricane Katrina. Carnival in that city was an admixture of ghosts, ghouls, scantily clad women and men dancing through aged alleys full of shops selling haints, […]

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