Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes

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Untouchable Friends
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Essay » Sociology
In the 1970s Baya and other children in the Rajasthan desert region worked as sweepers at houses, where they were treated as untouchables. Although outsiders kept away from them, they enjoyed each others company, being good friends. Feudal attitudes influenced the life of all the sweeper families. The book also deals with death rites, Ganga water rites, Chandals and the meaning of outcasting.
From These Ashes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
From These Ashes chronicles the journey of two siblings looking for “home,” while searching for themselves, each other, their heritage and their destiny.
Many Untouchable Castes
Price: Free! Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The book is about caste competition in feudal Rajasthan in the mid-20th century. About groups segregated by highcaste Hindus in the Marvar desert region. Castes heavily burdened by ageold customs prescribed by the feudal elite. The behaviour towards ritual untouchables. Attempts to rise in the society by leaving work disdained by others. As narrated by Tan Dan, a villager of the area.
Hong Kong Rose
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 114,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel rewinds through a drama set in Hong Kong of the seventies, where Confucian family ties and British colonial society embrace Rose's "perfect" marriage to a lawyer from a prominent South African Chinese family. But even before the wedding, a dark underside to that family begins to emerge; Rose must confront the reality of her new life as it unfolds with many surprising twists and turns.
Losing My Religion
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,350. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Fẹmi Fatoyinbo lived the Yoruba tribe’s religion and culture amid political upheaval preceding the Nigerian civil war. When Fẹmi moved to Canada, and then America, he experienced a world of culture, relationship and expectations that clashed with his traditional ways. This is the gripping story of Fẹmi’s quest to maintain his identity.
Alterations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
SHORT STORY COLLECTION. These pieces feel so immediate and alive – the voices, every detail – like memoir. Intimate, funny, and full of surprises, they’re big – about love, death, sex, loss, longing. I especially enjoyed “Love, Mona.” The intimate, beautiful portrayal of grief and hope ends with a wordless gesture so tender and expressive, I will never forget it. –Mary Azrael, Editor, Passager
Borders And Envelopes
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A teenage girl must put up with an overbearing mother, an ungrateful brother, a dying father, raising younger siblings, xenophobia, a long distance relationship, and a teen pregnancy upon moving to America.
Borders And Envelopes
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
A teenage girl must put up with an overbearing mother, an ungrateful brother, a dying father, raising younger siblings, xenophobia, a long distance relationship, and a teen pregnancy upon moving to America.
I Like The White World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ted Mason, hired by a Catholic film making company, conceives of a documentary that would explore what professional thinkers and powerful men make of Pilate's final, unanswered question to Christ: "What is Truth?" In the course of making that documentary, Ted learns much about his father, his faith, his colonial ancestors, and himself that could not have been laid open to him in any other way.
The Wind Caller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,230. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
There is much conflict in Richland, Arizona, including the longstanding conflict between the "white" and the "red,." But these all pale in comparison to what brews between Native American schoolteacher Sky Berlander and her estranged grandfathers, as a feud which has divided their family will finally come to a head over an ancient and terrifying birthright — the power to control the wind itself.
Incident in a Duckyard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This radio play, adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen story, illustrates how easily racism, bigotry, hypocrisy, stupidity, and apathy can escalate into violence and destroy an innocent and gifted creature. Andersen’s folk tales always have a dark side and involve moral and ethical issues. Using poultry and droll humour to show us ourselves, this one is, indeed, a cautionary tale.
While the Sands Whisper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,430. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ayishah, a freelance American-Israeli photographer, embarks on a seven-month adventure that soon draws her into a taboo love affair with her Bedouin guide, Hakim. He has many secrets, but Ayishah has one of her own: a painful abandonment of her family that needs to heal. It becomes her challenge to reveal, using the terrible beauty of the Sinai, how we overcome the borders that divide us.
Jenno's Gangs
Series: Jenno's Stuff, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Jenno's private look at gang members and life, in her territory of Widdlington.
Reportage Albanya
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: Italian. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A differenza degli altri racconti della serie Amblimblone di Max Vergani, quasi tutti umoristici, questo è un toccante spaccato di umanità pur sempre raccontato con l'immancabile ironia che contraddistingue l'autore.
Child With No Name
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 47,970. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A little girl is orphaned in the Boxing Day Tsunami. No one knows who she is or what language she speaks. An aid worker visiting the orphanage discovers her name and wants to reunite her with family members, but the orphanage is in rebel held territory. A ransom is demanded. Aid worker Claire enlists her mother in a daring rescue attempt to free the child, and is punished. Based on a true story
Bretwalda
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Seven Kingdoms all vying for power in the newly conquered British Isles. Only one can be be the overking, or Bretwalda. This is the story of Raedwald, whose remains were found in the Sutton Hoo burial, and his fight to take his small kingdom to supremacy, through battle and skill. His achievement changed the course of history, but do we know the man?
The Color of Lies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,010. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Anne-Marie is a beautiful, rich teenager, with gorgeous blue eyes living in California. Her world is unexpectedly turned up-side down, when a strange man comes into her life. He tells her shocking revelations about her family and racial identity, Anne-Marie is forced to question her very existence. She painfully learns that her family is entangled in a generational web of lies.
Marriage Of Deceit
Price: Free! Words: 30,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Her parents chose a suitable match for her, though not matching in any way to their status but known to them .She also consented being taken in by his charm and looks. Her married life took off well but alas! it did not last long.
The Irish: 3 Novellas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
THE IRISH by Eddie Stack is a collection of 3 novellas set in rural Ireland. Entertaining and heartbreaking, hopeful and hilarious, this is the best of contemporary Irish writing. “Eddie Stack has a way of making you laugh and cry at the same time...a great Irish storyteller.” Willy Vlautin, author of Lean on Pete, Motel Life and Northline
Apuntes de un escritor malo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: Spanish. Published: April 22, 2013 by Libros Malaletra. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Rechazado por editoriales y publicaciones culturales, Anónimo Hernández admite que es un escritor malo… Y feo. No escribe según la moda. Su nombre no suena estético. Pero decide que, aún así, con estos apuntes pondrá su granito de arena en la edificación de lo que más ama en el mundo, la Literatura Universal.