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Greek Mythology

Make moves
To start
Oceans of tidal waves
Thrashing apart
Splitting and stirring commotion
Unto the very notion
Of your seven seas.
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Book Spotlight: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

I love, love, LOVE this book, Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney. We meet young Anaxandra of a nameless Greek isle, daughter of a pirate, when she’s taken by the King of Siphnos. 249 more words

Book Spotlight

Book Spotlight: Esther Friesner

In Nobody’s Princess, we meet the young Helen of Sparta, as author Esther Friesner imagines her to have been, before she became the Iliad’s Helen of Troy. 347 more words

Book Spotlight

Reviled and Ostracised: the Plight of Women

‘Well behaved women rarely make history.’
Eleanor Roosevelt

Imagine yourself sitting in a magnificent citadel and outside you can hear the roar of men as they charge at each other.

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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

It’s no secret that here at Sick Sad Book Club that we love modern adaptations of classic works! Some of my favorites are Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… 243 more words

Book Review

Iliad of Homowo. Critical News, 17th August 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

I am musing behind a bottle of Guinness downtown Palladium, where this year’s Homowo festival is “cholera-ing” enthusiasm. The giddy euphoria of previous years is all but drained by the prospects of an “ebola” gathering; many have made excuses of other commitments, but those of us who have braved the fuel hikes and high cost of a carton of beer, know the real reasons are not too far from the dipping economy. 1,470 more words

Sydney Casely-Hayford

How to Tell Someone You #Love Them

I was recently asked, “How can I tell someone I love him?”

Love has inspired poets, artists, playwrights, and musicians. But it has also driven people to insanity and suicide. 176 more words