Tag Archives: Life

The Bahari Paradox | Seeking Literary Agent Representation

23/01/2014

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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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Carrie Mae Weems | Photographer

08/01/2014

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Photo of Carrie Mae Weems - 'From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried' MoMA Exhibit, Taken by The Glamorous Nomad

“This invisibility—this erasure out of the complex history of our life and time—is the greatest source of my longing. As you know, I’m a woman who yearns, who longs for. This is the key to me and to the work, and something which is rarely discussed in reviews or essays, which I also find remarkably disappointing. That there are so few images of African-American women circulating in popular culture or in fine art is disturbing; the pathology behind it is dangerous. I mean, we got a sistah in the White House, and yet mediated culture excludes us, denies us, erases us. But in the face of refusal, I insist on making work that includes us as part of the greater whole. Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and social inclusion—even in the shit, muck, and mire—is the real point.” — Carrie Mae Weems

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Pop Quiz

17/10/2012

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Man and Question Mark, Photo by An Untrained Eye

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 14:47 PM EDT, 17 October 2012 Every now and then we should pause to take stock of our lives and what is really important. Here is a tool to help you do just that. You don’t need a pen and paper for this exercise, just read it naturally. If you can’t […]

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Parable of Love, Wealth, & Success

09/06/2012

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Three Monks Entering, Photo by Greg Hounslow

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 01:05 AM EDT, 9 June 2012 A woman came out of her house and saw three old men standing in her front yard whom she did not recognize. She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.” “Is the […]

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Film Review: ‘This Is Not a Film’ highlights Iranian filmmaker’s talents while under house arrest

26/05/2012

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Iranian Censorship, Photo by Anti-Fundamentalism

Originally posted on Independent Ethos:
It’s a marvel what one learns about filmmaking while watching the anti-film This is Not a Film. In 2010, acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was confined to his condo in Tehran under house arrest as part of his punishment for intending to make a film deemed subversive by the state. During…

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