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ZODML brings you the most interesting reads on the web: An oldie but a goodie from Kenyan author by Binyavanga Wainaina on his country's recent history (also: did you catch his open letter to Madonna?) David Risher, a former executive at Amazon, has launched a free reading app From church to warehouse to bicycle shed to bookshop in 700 years Dear... Read More
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 Every week, ZODML spotlights three great books from our extensive collection to inspire readers to try out books they might not have previously heard of. The selections fall under three major categories – fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult literature – so there’s a book to suit every taste. Also check out our archives and see what... Read More
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Iron Lady image: www.impawards.com; Gerard Butler image:    jlmacbooks.blogspot.com; Meditation image: ivillage.ca   Over the past few days several monumental figures of the twentieth-century have passed away, most notably film critic Roger Ebert and controversial British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It only makes sense to remember both of... Read More
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n8LtRi2i8c&feature=youtube_gdata_player Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie interviewed by Channel 4's Jon Snow on her new novel Americanah. NB - Catch Snow showing off his knowledge of black women's hair at 7.31.
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ZODML rounds up the most interesting articles on the web: Catching them young - a young adult writer using books to teach boys how to talk about rape Did you know that Nigeria's population is growing at a rate of 11,000 people a day? The inspiring story of Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughter who have spent over twenty years caring for people in Somalia... Read More
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The cultural heritage of Nigeria is rich in mythology in the form of tales, fables, and folklore. This mythology often governs the laws of communities and informs how their members and any visitors must behave. As a ‘Kopa’ one needs to be aware of the rules and taboos guarding any society you find yourself in, as well as immerse yourself in the... Read More
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  “I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.” Kurt Vonnegut, American writer (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) Image source    
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  'Arroyo: Flash Flood' by John Unterecker   The canyon walls close in again, slant light a silver glare in brown water. The water is only knee deep, but when the boy reaches the    boulders— purple dark, silvered by the smash of brute water— water will tear at his chest and arms. The walls of the canyon are brilliant in late light. They would... Read More
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ZODML rounds up some of the most interesting reads on the web: A review of the film Girl Rising which depicts "the stories of nine diverse, ambitious and fearless girls from nine countries" "The problem with American news about Africa isn’t foreign writers. It’s the narrow American imagination." 90 helpful tools for writers Prospect Magazine only... Read More
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b5xhWXzRFks 11 year-old Botlahle Boikanyo performs an incredible poem in honour of Nelson Mandela on SA's Got Talent. Boikanyo went on to win the top prize in the competition.

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