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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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The Perspective of Life

01/03/2012

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Looking out Window, Photo by Austin Pixel

Originally posted on Think Once…..!!:
A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman watched her neighbor hanging wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps, she needs better laundry soup.” Her husband looked on…

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Queen’s Pawn

20/02/2012

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Queen Chess Piece

“Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.” ~ Italian Proverb

Obvious ways breed obvious opposition. Noisy preparation is the armament of the hubristic man.
To defeat an opponent thus self-inflated, a wise combatant, sublimates all hint of power beneath the veneer of the demeaned.

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The Practical Maxim

19/02/2012

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Eye of the Beholder, Photo by Daniel Lofredo Rota

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:05 PM EDT, 19 February 2012 We each possess the power to positively or adversely impact our fellow human beings. So, “beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and […]

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