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Book 30 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first of these two stories is set in an adult literacy centre in Johannesburg. The writer draws on his own experience of teaching illiterates to read and write. Some of the characters are fictional, others are real. The second story is about a group of wealthy socialites whose comfortable world is disturbed when one of them discovers how the other half lives.
Book 29 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A young reporter chases up a story about the first black medical doctor in the country. The doctor must have come from a poor background and faced huge obstacles. But, to tell the story, she must first find the person to set up the interview. The reporter is obsessed with her project. She too has obstacles to overcome. In the end, her voyage of discovery turns out to be a voyage of self-discovery.
Resonance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Resonance is a collection of poems that looks at individual and cultural experiences from this complicated world in which some receive rewards but others are punished and pushed to the brink of despair.
En El Espejo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: Spanish. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Vivir, morir y sobrevivir el dialogo de la vida, "EN EL ESPEJO" , toca los puntos de vista sociales, personales y profesionales de un joven aveces vacío otras veces lleno de mil y un cosas.
The Handsome Devil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
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A feisty bookworm secretary butts heads with her new, arrogant and incredibly sexy boss.
Book 28 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first story, Granny Thato lives in a corrugated iron shack in a squatter camp, or informal settlement. There is no electricity or sanitation and one tap serves two hundred people. She dreams of owning a proper house made of bricks and mortar. In the second story, a man believes he is being stalked by a white lion. But is it real? Certain cultures regard them as messengers of the gods.
Book 27 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story takes a humorous look at South Africa’s first democratic election when the whole country was awash with rumours. To-day we see the urban legends as ridiculous, but at the time they were firmly believed. The second story is about a striptease artist who comes up with a novel idea for her act. The audience loves it. Her shows are sold out. Only, there are unforeseen consequences.
Mandatory Equality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Roger is in investment banker. He likes to think he makes his own luck, and so finds it something of a surprise when he comes to work one day and finds that his world has changed since the Mandatory Equality law has passed.
Affluenza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This book is a work of fiction based on a true story of affluenza. This works defines affluenza as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more."
Book 26 - Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first story, the son of a Scottish aristocrat disappears in the wilds of Africa. His younger brother is sent out to find him. When he eventually tracks him down, he is shocked to discover his brother has gone feral. In the second story, a freedom fighter is caught by the security forces, jailed and tortured. Later, his past returns to haunt him when he meets his torturer face to face.
Blood Diamonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A story of three women, linked by blood and diamonds. The first, a Ph.D. who loves her research more than any living thing. The second, a Montreal woman who knows her bulging, aching abdomen must conceal a terrible secret. The third, resident doctor Hope Sze, who struggles to save her patient and stumbles across a crime.
The Hummus Dealer of Meknes, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mustapha is a young man selling hummus in the medina of the city of Meknes. A rival opens her hummus stall opposite his and soon steals away most of his customers. Convinced she has a secret ingredient he can never discover, Mustapha intends to end his life. His rival saves him with a highly unconventional proposition.
Meta---A Creation Myth for the Digital Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
META is a creation myth for a world that is just now coming into being, a world that is circumscribed by digital technology. The story portrays the emergence of this “cyber shell” as an expression of Nature and an integral aspect of the evolution of life on planet Earth.
Ready Reference Treatise: Woman at Point Zero
Series: Ready Reference Treatises ยท Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Firdaus happens to be a murderess. The novel presents her first-person account. She agrees to tell her life story to the author, before her execution.
Emilia
Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A short story about a girl who has lost her sight after the Lebanese civil war, and her way in dealing with life and discovering hidden truths after the war has ended.
Agony Aunties – Desi Style: a Desi Drive short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Every culture has its own version of 'agony aunties' as potent as the other. Meet the "desi" versions, Aunty Bela and Aunty Mela, cut from the same sari, but from two different ends. Like their characters, their angle is different, but the affection is from the same source.
Ujala’s Light: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ujala di is ready to die. But if anyone, she should know that Death heeds to no one's wishes. The only way she can go on living, is by returning home to India, where long ago, her light had been extinguished by the Ganges.
Saris, Selfies, and Social Media: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Shruti Shah is the CEO of the Shah Household. She is a devoted mother and wife and has claimed, unchallenged, the unspoken title of ‘Glamor Queen of Desi Drive'. She has certain golden rules she abides by, like limiting herself to posting only one selfie per day. All is well in her busy world, until the arrival of a family down the street gives her reason to pause.
Khala’amma’s Kingdom: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Khala’amma is round and soft, and as tenacious as a thistle. She is the queen of Queens, as far as she is concerned and makes it her business to know everyone and everything in her kingdom of Jackson Heights. People are slightly frightened of her and regard her with guarded respect, because as any proper desi knows, one never messes with a proper khala’amma (aunty).
Jahangir’s Journey – from ‘Noakhali to New York’
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mr. Jahangir Razzak, or JR as he prefers to be called (inspired by the iconic American TV soap, ‘Dallas’), is a driven man. He tries to encourage his daughters with his “coming-to-Amrica” story. “From Noakhali to New York. Long way baby, long way, hah nah (isn’t that so)?” His daughters don't pay much attention to him, but only because they do not see that he is driven by love for them.