I’m delighted to share with fellow bloggers and followers that I am featured in the most recent issue of The Chestnut Hill Local ahead of my book signing and reading this Saturday at The Big Blue Marble Bookstore in the Mt. Airy section of Northwest Philadelphia.
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What good is your pen, they ask
dem just words on a page, you know
markings on a sheet
indication that maybe
too much time on your hands
I tell them
there’s power in this here pen
what I’m doing is
making war on this here page
and sometimes love too
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I am so pleased to bring you this post! In it, my eldest daughter River, age 7, reviews a beautiful story called “The Girl with the Magic Hands” by Nnedi Okorafor. Nnedi rightfully earned the 2012 Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature (fiction). Her novels, listed in their order of publication, include: Zahrah the Windseeker (2008 winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature); The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax award and Essence Magazine Literary Award finalist); Akata Witch (An Amazon.com Best Book of 2011); and, Who Fears Death (2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel, 2012 Kindred Award).
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