Poetry

The Floating Opera – Dr. K. Robert Samraj

Dr. K. Robert Samraj, who was co-teaching English with me at the Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya, shows yet another face of his in this collection of poems, Floating Opera (A Poetic Panorama). I already know him as a singer, composer, musician, orator and an accommodative host in the church where I used to attend mass every day, in Al Marj, Libya. This collection, brought out by Robert Samraj and published by Emerald Publishers in 2011, is an academic chewing of postmodernist cud by a tertiary – level classroom professor of English. His...

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I Wrote Stone – Ryszard Kapúscínski

I Wrote Stone – Ryszard Kapúscínski

Ryszard Kapúscínski (1932—2007) was a pioneer in a growing tribe of travel-writers who are also scholars and researchers in their own right. Widely travelled, they gather a great deal of moss, though rolling, and some of it becomes travel-writing and often history, too. Some of the best examples of this would be Ryszard Kapúscínski’s Imperium, Travels with Herodotus, Colin Thubron’s Siberia, and John Man’s Genghis Khan. Ryszard Kapúscínski is mainly known as a journalist and his writing on Africa, Shadow of the Sun, has a most unusual angle...

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