This ISN'T a book about babies. It's not about sleepless nights, nappies or nurseries. It IS about two people, one unexpected pregnancy and a question . . . Viv and Max were best friends for years, then they were lovers and then it all went wrong. Now finally they are to be reunited. Viv feels sick. Not just with nerves at seeing Max again, but because there's a small chance she might . . . quite possibly . . . most definitely . . . be pregnant. It's thrilling. But also terrifying. Most of the time they can hardly look after themselves, let alone a baby. And then Viv's estranged mother reappears on the scene and they all end up sharing a bedsit . . . and hell breaks loose. HOW ON EARTH ARE THEY GOING TO COPE?
The plot thickens--in novels and our lives--forcing us from the fairy tale into a bewildering, even heartbreaking narrative. We look at the god we're holding, and find it too fragile, too brittle to meet reality. Cling tighter? Move on godless? In fact, rejecting a god image (or as C. S. Lewis puts it, allowing God to smash our limited god) opens space for deeper faith in the midst of painful life experience. In OMG, Mary Ellen Ashcroft invites readers to look over her shoulder as she traces her god growth, beginning with a capricious childhood god. The loving savior who embraced her when she was eighteen, followed her into strict fundamentalism, while the god she met in an Anglican seminary shocked her by caring more about poverty than a seven-day creation, but then called her to a South Africa tipping toward revolution. An interweaving of narrative theology and creative nonfiction, OMG invites readers to grow into deeper faith, retelling their stories in the light of the biblical one, dropping inadequate gods to grasp a mysterious, awesome one.
..".contemporary Africa has a hybrid cultural character that is the product of local and alien mentalities and lifestyles living together in the same communities and individuals. The cultural braid this duality engenders is, theoretically speaking, a more complex lived reality than has hitherto been articulated." (A. Bame Nsamenang) Identities is a short story collection of global African experiences. The stories in this collection evoke the lived experiences of Africans of diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities and identities. It explores everyday identity concerns of diasporan Africans such as experiences of being asked where are you from? immigrant and refugee integration, personal vs. ascribed social standing, remittance responsibilities, traditional vs. contemporary cultural values and many others. This collection is ultimately about the experiences of bridging, balancing and weaving together the multiple strands that form contemporary African Identities on and off the continent. Stories included in the collection are titled: 1. Where are you from? -A young African woman experiences and describes frequent encounters of being asked: Where are you from? 2. Too much water in the garri -First generation Canadian siblings take their first journey to Sierra Leone, West Africa, orchestrated by their parents. 3. Once upon a time at Fourah Bay College -A student describes the carefree campus life that is interrupted by war and unexpectedly propels a group of friends far and wide into the diaspora. 4. The Rainbow -A mother contends with explaining to her adopted daughter, who is an Ebola survivor, why bad things happen to children. 5. Back to the beginning -The story of the struggle of one of the young couples from Fourah Bay College affected by the Sierra Leone war, to adjust to life and immigration to Gambia and Canada afterwards, told through the lens of the wife's postpartum depression experience. 6. The day Aunty Amie died -A young man's experience in Canada on the day his once formidable Aunt dies back in Sierra Leone, that ends in a serendipitous encounter. 7. The Conference -A scholar and her best friend struggle to reconcile the ongoing discrepancies and complexities of a conference community working for social change in Africa. 8. Standing in the rain -A group of students of diverse African backgrounds and descent form a life-long community support group. 9. When I became a Black man -A young man describes his first police encounter with racial profiling. 10.The Wedding -The journey of a Canadian university administrator and an African graduate student to their wedding in Freetown, Sierra Leone that takes them back into the history and connection between the black American loyalists that settled in Nova Scotia, Canada and the Creole Peoples of Sierra Leone. Praise for Identities: "Watch out world! Yabome's short story collection exploring African identities will spark conversations like never before. Beautifully written, you will either find parts of your story in it or gain insights about friends, neighbours and strangers you hadn't thought of before. The book is both entertaining and thought-provoking! I thoroughly enjoyed every story." "OMG Yabome!!!! I'm in love with Identities already! I ordered my copy and got a chance to sneak peak.... so relatable, so interesting and what a breath of fresh air.... now I can't wait for it to get here... thank you ." "I've just finished reading the first story and I enjoyed it immensely. I forced myself to take a break so I can savor the rest of the book during my long trips over the break. Thank you for blessing us." Finished reading 'where are you from' in no time...almost late picking up the kids from school...brilliant. Love it so far, good job"
Here's the thing about cupcakes (and life): if you change even one ingredient, you end up with a whole new taste. A dash of cinnamon here, a chip of chocolate there, a topping of meringue, a swirling of buttercream - it's not just sugar, spice and everything nice. Maahi discovers this and more in the unexpectedly intimate treasures of a baker's hat. She has emerged from a heartbreak that left her shattered four years ago. And she's found peace and joy, a career and love. But when the past comes knocking on her door, her life is turned upside-down once again. What will Maahi do when she is torn between her head and her heart? Charged with emotion and romance, Like a Love Song is about the sort of love that consumes and sears and takes you over ... and about the healing powers of true passion.
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Love is friendship' it is a famous dialog by our very own SRK but have anyone thought this simple dialog can make a couple of peoples life turn up and down. Yes guys I am serious this simple belief that love and friendship are same causes a lot of problems in the life of Dolly and Raghav two crazy BFF or Best Friends Forever and In the life few other people also. Join them in their crazy journey while they fight against the social norm that a girl and a boy cannot be BFF they can either be lovers or brother and sister. This story will show different forms of friendship and love. Well if you are searching for a serious book containing serious characters and a serious story about rebel's fight against social norms or something like that then I am afraid this is not the kind of book you are looking for. You should definitely read this book if you have no plans of taking your life seriously. Get ready for a crazy fight for friendship.