Memory Chirere’s cogent review of “Dreams, Miracles and Jazz”

Dreams, Miracles, and JazzA review has come out on the recently published short story anthology of new African writing: “Dreams, Miracles and Jazz“, in which my story, Land of my bones, is published. To read the review published at Arts Initiates, Zimbabwe: Anthology displays sly tongue of the pen

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3 Responses to Memory Chirere’s cogent review of “Dreams, Miracles and Jazz”

  1. Omoding June 23, 2008 at 4:46 am #

    Girl when i saw your smile in the photo, i was like is it sunshine coming out or you just smiled?

    Midi am so happy for the work you are taking your talent to the heights. I tell you the sky is the limit for you. i will be checking in at your site many times, as i also try to develop the lousy writer in me.

  2. Nambozo June 22, 2008 at 4:01 pm #

    Hey Mildu,
    always doing me proud.

    when do we get to read the book? go for it gal. I am here in sharm el sheikh in between egypt and asia and i have also started doing monthly book reviews on books, and stories that affect women and gender, yours is definitely on my upcoming list.

    cheers gal.

  3. TJH June 22, 2008 at 12:05 am #

    You get special mention as in “Some stories from East Africa open up the issue of genocide and banditry. ‘Land of my Bones’ by Mildred Barya is a shocking story.” Shocking, apparently, as in an awakening. The reviewer also makes a cogent point about African magazines and newspapers — that they in fact publish a good bit of quality fiction. But the same fiction often goes unpublished elsewhere and/or fails to reach more than a regional audience. With luck, this anthology might encourage more collections of the same — and get some of those writers the wider recognition they deserve. Congrats again on the publication! & let me note that it’s linked on your Biblio page, so people who want to buy the book can just click!

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