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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.
Barons Reach: Book 3 The Dreaming Series
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A story of an Australian woman coming to terms with past injustices, by facing the ghosts of long ago (includes non-fiction historical information pertaining to the largest Indigenous Australian group of New South Wales).
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.
A Soccer Hooligan in America
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,030. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Literature » Sports
A Greyhound bus ride through America and a subsequent stay in New Orleans compels Victor Stavski to reconsider everything he has stood for as a fanatical England supporter.
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.
Madam's Maid & Other Stories
Price: $5.70 USD. Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
'Madam's Maid & Other Stories' is a collection of short stories among which is 'Madam's Maid', a story long listed in the 2013 Golden Baobab Prize.
Brick by Brick
Series: The Irish Novels. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,210. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Martha Marie takes the reader into the adult lives of ten siblings, an environment she knows well from her own childhood. She explores their relationships with humour and sympathy, and her affection for her native city, Dublin, comes through in all she writes.
Questing for a Dream
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Nadie is a bright but rebellious teen growing up Manitoba Cree. Living in abject poverty, she tries to help care for the younger children in the band. Devastated by the drowning death of her little cousin and unable to overcome her grief, Nadie leaves the band.
UZ Short Story Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Religious, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
UZ Short Story Collection is comprised of 10 short stories by Umm Zakiyyah, including newly released The Arranged Marriage: Mohsina, daughter of Muslim immigrants to America, is a college student who is very vocal in her arguments against her professor’s anti-Islam rhetoric about Muslim women being forced into unwanted marriages…until her parents try to force her into an unwanted marriage.
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.
Predators of Key AXA
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,680. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016 by George Hodge. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » General
Gunpowder and the printing press transformed lifestyles in the olden days. US$500 million inward investment has forever changed Key AXA. Its innocence is destroyed; and, its society forever wrecked.
Demon Child
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016 by Jezebel Jorge. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A teenage girl comes to terms with her abusive childhood by seeking emancipation in order to find her first love and embrace her powers as a witch.
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.
Oasis: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,420. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
After a complete upheaval in her personal life, a young woman finds herself living in a small camper on isolated, unimproved property in Southern New Mexico. With no idea of her next step or what could possibly lie in her future, she is immobilized by despair and confusion; until she encounters her Mescalero Apache neighbors from a neighboring Indian Reservation.
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.
Finding Land: Stories of Japan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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A Jewish girl from Cleveland meets a pregnant Texas belle over dried squid in a Tokyo grocery store. Their common ground? Both newlyweds, married to Japanese men. Despite being unable to decipher the maps in Tokyo's train stations well enough to know where they're going, they set off on a quest to find land. Will they find space for themselves, in a place where there's none?
The Bleeding Man and Other Science Fiction Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A great collection of Native American Science Fiction. Yes, you read that right. Nebula finalist!