President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Near his table rests a glass of water;
Through his window he glances at passersby;
He observes and always waits, waits, waits.
Bitterness nourishes his being;
Subjected to misunderstandings
And false airs of ‘people’
He is a prisoner.
He sits, hands cupped around his chin
In his dreaming, his spirits escape
The world of hardships
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“I’ve always been slightly short with people who say, ‘You haven’t written anything again,’ as if all the nonfiction I’ve written is not writing,” Arundhati Roy said.
It was July, and we were sitting in Roy’s living room, the windows closed against the heat of the Delhi summer. Delhi might be roiled over a slowing economy, rising crimes against women … Read the rest
C'est depuis belle lurette que les femmes se battent pour l'amélioration de leur condition humaine. Et, pas de doute, l'inspiration du roman d'Assia-Printemps Gibirila intitulé Elles, publié aux éditions les plumes d'Ocris, est tirée et traverse cette longue lutte séculaire.
Cet ouvrage à l'écriture simple est un véritable hommage à celles qui accouchent la vie. Celles qui à ce jour, … Read the rest