Dunya Khair is a 30-something journalist living under Muslim law. When she publishes a series of honest articles expressing critiques of current patriarchal systems and discussing controversial topics (primarily centered around gender equality and apostasy), she experiences more than the anticipated mixture of backlash and acclaim.
Last of the Name is a well-researched story of an Irish brother and sister who have traveled to America to escape the Great Hunger of 1845. Their entire family has either perished or been sent to Australia, except for their grandmother who joined them on their trip to the U.S.A. Shortly before dying on the trip to the U.S.A, their grandmother gave them a family "treasure." Now the siblings have to make their way in the new world, which includes getting jobs, changing their names, and sadly for young Danny O'Carolan, pretending to be a girl.
With a raw and down-to-earth narration style reminiscent of English and American folk music, author Philip Dodd translates commonly encountered emotions and experiences of humanity into nimbly observant, environmentally urgent, and thoughtfully melancholy poems compiled in the book Last Flocks of the Geese.
This book is about a 12-year-old girl who has just moved to a farm and is going to a new school. As if trying to make new friends isn’t difficult enough, she is a poultry farmer learning to hatch and take care of some very unusual chickens...chickens with superpowers. Then there's her cousin, Lupe, who will be moving in with Sophie's family. Read the sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer to find out what happens along the way.
The author, Louiesa, tells the story of starting a company and a family, and raising both in the tumultuous South African environment. She faced numerous challenges, both with her in-laws and her business partners treating her unfairly, yet she still managed to keep her head high and remain true to her beliefs. When changing laws and unfair business practices favored larger companies over hers, she fought back, working for her company, Sterling Debt Recoveries, to have a seat at the table.
Picking up with Louiesa’s story from Memoirs of a Play-White, Helene Louiesa Mynhardt’s second memoir is just as intriguing a story as her first. From Destitute to Plenitude takes the reader further into the personal and professional life of Louiesa as she continues to transverse a world in which skin color is still a major player. This memoir begins with an in-depth look into the history behind South Africa’s classification laws and how they affected everything from politics to sports to how families were divided.