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The Arranged Marriage, a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Religious
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.
Ready Reference Treatise: Middlesex
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
“Middlesex” is primarily a coming-of-age novel and a family saga. It chronicles the effect of a mutated gene on the three generations of a Greek family.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Painted Veil
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Before being published in the form of a novel, “The Painted Veil” was published in serialized form in five issues of Cosmopolitan, between November 1924 and March 1925.
Ready Reference Treatise: Go Tell It On the Mountain
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When the book was first published, it was very well received both by critics and readers across the country. Baldwin’s eloquent and lyrical writing was particularly admired by the critics and scholars.
Ready Reference Treatise: Untouchable
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Once, Mulk Raj Anand’s aunt had a meal with a Muslim woman. Consequently, she was declared an outcaste by his family. The incident highly inspired Mulk Raj Anand for writing this novel.
Ready Reference Treatise: Monkey
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The book was originally published in 1942. The present book has remained one of the most widely read English version of the book “Monkey.”
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: 8,920. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016 by Dreaming Big Publications. 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.
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: $1.00 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.
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.
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.
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.