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  1. Cyprian Ekwensi at ZODML: A Walk Down Memory Lane

    Happy birthday to Cyprian Ekwensi, author of many beloved Nigerian books, who was born on this day in 1921. Before his death in 2007, Ekwensi was a friend and supporter of ZODML's initiatives. Click through to read Executive Co-Chair and Board of Tru ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:34

  2. Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald!

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    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:38

  3. Happy Birthday William Golding!

    Tweet This Quote William Golding, English writer, Nobel Laureate and Man Booker Prize winner, was born on September 19, 1911. Golding is best known for his 1954 dystopian novel The Lord of the Flies   which depicts the fate of a group of schoolboys strand ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:41

  4. Happy Birthday Michael Ondaatje!

    <Tweet This Quote> Michael Ondaatje was born on September 12, 1943 in Sri Lanka. At the age of 11, he left home to attend boarding school in the UK, an experience retold in his book The Cat's Table. Although he was surrounded by the work of wri ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 15:57

  5. Tolstoy on Storytelling

    ZODML's blog Happy birthday to Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer whose 60-year career and beloved books  War and Peace   and Anna Karenina shaped the course of modern literature. Who better, really, to take writing advice from? Check out  books by Tolstoy ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:40

  6. Lola Shoneyin on Feminism

    ZODML's blog Lola Shoneyin provides us with inspiration this Friday. Read more about the author of the fantastic novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives here. P.S. The painting (found here) is by Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy, a talented artist who w ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 17:00

  7. Happy Birthday, Christopher Robin Milne!

    Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Christopher Robin Milne was born on August 21, 1920. The son of author A. A. Milne, he was the basis of the character Christopher Robin in his father's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in two books of poems. ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:14

  8. Remembering HG Wells in Quotes

    HG Wells, the English author best known for his science fiction works, passed away on this day in 1946. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley. When he was a child, his mother worked as a maid in a country house. The hours the young Wells spent i ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:24

  9. "The only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me."

    ZODML's blog Wise words from Chris Abani, the subject of our Discover Nigeria Featured Article of the Week. ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 10:23

  10. Happy Birthday Wole Soyinka!

    ZODML's blog   Check out ZODML's collection of Soyinka's works, which available to borrow at our Community Library, including his recent memoir You Must Set Forth at Dawn  (one of our Book of the Week picks). ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 10:28