Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Amazon.Com and Memoirs For Kimya

Its been two years since the launch of Daughters are Diamonds, and I am finally ready to launch my experimental manuscript, a blog to book, or a blook even. There are some writings and reflections compiled along with poetry written in various flavours of writings along the years since I began blogging. And of course, I wanted to create something beautiful to commemorate writing as a journey of choice. As a cathartic one sometimes. And a rather promising and appreciative one at most.

"Memoirs for Kimya" is ready. Also, it is available for pre-order with Amazon.Com along with Daughters are Diamonds. Search the titles or my name at the Amazon website and the titles will show up.
The official launch of M4K will take place this weekend at the JoZi Book Fair. Venue: Market Theatre Complex, Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg...
Dates: Saturday 8August from 9am-6pm and Sunday the same. My booklaunch/reading will take place at the BookLaunch Island on Women's Day, the 9Aug at 2pm. ALL WELCOME :)

2009 is a splendid year so far, and I feel blessed.


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Yep. It's an entire year since I last posted at this blog.

2008 was phenomenal. And, once again, I am writing again...

Here's to that!

Here's to 2009.

Here's to words and books and the energies that prevail.

Here's to readers...

Here's to the wholeness that each year reveals itself to be!

Happy New Year :)


Monday, December 31, 2007

Ending 2007 with Fondness.. Embracing 2008 with Hope & Newness

How does one put in adequate words, the events and emotions, the rollercoaster of wonder that a single year can reveal itself to be? For me and Daughters are Diamonds, 2007 has been such a year. And, in keeping with the incredible splurge of energy, there lingers a promise for the year ahead. Just as 2006 came to an uneventful close, and while I worked patiently for the work-in-progress book to make its way through the grind of the publishing process, I could not have imagined the energy that was about to be unleashed along with the initial spate of launches. I have, of course, every reason to feel both delighted and blessed by the journey that I am being carried along.. and so, heres hoping that the anticipation for 2008 is replaced over weeks and months with much success and pleasurable creative vision.

I have just returned from Durban, and a wonderful week of seminars and booksignings at the Al-Ansaar Souk.. having met and engaged with incredibly insightful people from various walks of life, and from far-reaching places around South Africa and beyond, I will return in a month to the East Coast for a five month stay, and as a guest lecturer at UKZN, this time, to present both and undergrad and postgrad course in Sociology around the themes and theories of Daughters are Diamonds. I cannot, at this point, think of a more fruitful and exciting development for the Journey of this book. In my opinion, this little effort of activism in bringing out the narratives of womens lives, power relations and cultural understandings of life and perception, has just found an amplifier! So then heres hoping that 2008 is going to be a delightfully noisy year!

With Great Cheer and Hopes for a sustained insanity..
A grand farewell to a wonderfilled 2007 that was.. and

An All-embraced and Happy New Year 2008!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Al-Ansaar Souk - Durban

Daughters are Diamonds booksigning at the Al Ansaar Souk in Durban from 23 Dec to 2 Jan 2007.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research

WISER's Religion and Culture Research Unit reviews Daughters are Diamonds under its listing of new publications. Click Here..

Tuesday, October 23, 2007