Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers, by Lina AlHathloul and Uma Mishra-Newbery, illustrated by Rebecca Green

I have been following Loujain's fight for Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia for a few years now and was very excited when I heard that a book inspired by her fight and co-authored by her sister would soon be released. And not just any book, a gorgeously illustrated picture book, the most perfect medium to … Continue reading Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers, by Lina AlHathloul and Uma Mishra-Newbery, illustrated by Rebecca Green

Chasing Wonders

A jar of wondersA cup of trinketsA dash of splendor,Shut in a casket... She was a collector.Day and night she graspedAt threads of colourShades of magic. Apt To see, prone to marvellingBut never letting go.A collector I said, and so,Drunk on having Possessing, amassing,Words and flowers. Flowers she sapped of fireWords she emptied of meaning She … Continue reading Chasing Wonders

Poetic babble

"For me, the aim of poetry is to capture the true essence of things. But Truth is difficult to catch, understand and explain. Truth is hard to embrace in one sweep. So one must go tangentially, and turn around with a laser beam. One must shed light on each side of Truth like this, with words. And little by little, from this literary exploration, an approximation of Truth emerges. That's what poetry does."

L’urne de Xalanor – Tome 1 – La folie du roi, par Vincent MacPhordyne

Merci à l'auteur de m'avoir envoyé un SP de son roman via Simplement pour que j'en fasse une chronique honnête. Dans un monde imaginaire, plusieurs royaumes tentent tant bien de coexister. Leurs dirigeants respectifs doivent composer avec leurs mésententes conjugales, les complots qui les menacent, les rebellions qui grondent, voire la folie qui les ronge. … Continue reading L’urne de Xalanor – Tome 1 – La folie du roi, par Vincent MacPhordyne