The Messiah of Green Street
The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigal of a boy – who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth - is greeted as a miracle and ‘a child of the world’, but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over. The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.
Book for Writers and Students
My new ebook is out for the IPad and other devices via Kindle apps.
It is a non-fiction piece FULL of very useful tools for writers. It was written with Dissertation writers in mind, but I am convinced that it will be useful for writers of all stripes. See info below. Its $2.99 and I think if writers pull a few "hacks" out of the book it will be well worth the price.
Thanks for Considering!
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Dissertation Hacks: An Insider's Tools for Writing
Dissertation Hacks is written by a current PhD candidate that has been in the trenches of the ABD (all but dissertation) for several years. After too long of juggling family, work, and writing, Martel set out to develop a series of tricks and tips to facilitate the dissertation process. The hacks in this little book revolutionized his work process, leading to more productive time writing and guilt-free time away from the process.
Dissertation Hacks is not a magic bullet that will solve all your writing woes. It will not write your project for you. Instead it is a toolbox filled with simple and helpful tips that will aid in research, organization, and motivation.
Although Dissertation Hacks is written with the PhD candidate in mind nearly all of the tools can be utilized in the toil of nearly any writer. Whether you are working on the next great American novel, a screenplay, a series of blog posts, or a sizable thesis, dissertation hacks will provide a set of fun and beneficial tips to get you moving through the writing process.
Never give up on your dreams
I bought this little book in a shop in South Africa and loved it. It is a short read and perfect for a 2 hour flight. It is inspirational and has been warmly received all over. It is now available on iBooks.
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS - Norman Nel
Let me know what you think.
Heres my shameless self promotion
Shameless self promotion here.
Connor the Cockatoo HD is the first in the series of Animal Alphabet Adventures. we are giving 10% of the proceeds to the QLD Australia Flood Appeal to help upto 40,000 families who have had their homes destroyed or heavily damaged in the January floods in Brisbane, QLD Australia.
Connor the Cockatoo has now been released on the iPad and is in the appStore NOW!! very soon to be a top 10 book. This is the first in the series and the first cause (every book is contributing to a cause or charity beginning with it's letter) of 26 to be created by Cazag Creations.
Have a look @ Connor the Cockatoo HD by kids for Kids.
If you're a reviewer and would like a promo code to review the book please email us.
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GREAT BOOK RECOMMENDATION: 25 Lessons I've Learned about Life!
An Awesome Book to Read on the iPad!
25 Lessons I’ve Learned about Life has been the #1 best selling photo essay on Amazon for both 2010 and 2011. It is also a best seller in the Arts & Literature Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Inspirational and Spiritual categories. 25 Lessons is on sale for .99 cents (text only) and $1.99 (for text and photos) starting today, Saturday, January 22 until Monday, January 31.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In his best-selling book, Lorenzo describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living. Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers' creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.
In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee - Lorenzo's life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.
Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life.
Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family. During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons-lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
"The book has been the best $3 investment in my life." PD, New York
"I don't think I've ever read as moving a piece on the craft of photography in my life. Most pieces on photography are more tech manual in approach, this one really touches my soul...it's going to really impact my life." Phyllis Johnson, photojournalist and author of Being Frank with Anne
"We received our copies of 25 Lessons today and began reading it as a class - it is truly amazing." Paul Scott, Head of Photography, St. Boniface's Catholic College in Plymouth, UK
"In many of my conversations on great photographers, I frequently mention Lorenzo's work. His sequential photographs...are nothing less that a visual urban poem. It has been my pleasure to watch Lorenzo's rapid growth as a leading photographer of our time."
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"Lorenzo is a master. His body of work is some of the very best online and may very well be some of the best being done in the medium today. His street work follows in the tradition of Paul Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Larry Friedlander. Lorenzo's 25 Lessons are...as seminal as Ansel's dissertation on the zone system. I found them to be reenergizing, perceptive and extremely useful. I have been touched by his story, his writings and by his work. I can't imagine anyone not being so."
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"Lorenzo...has a passion for life, photography and writing. He is a linguistic genius, a storyteller through words and pictures. He captures with his camera the world as he sees it, its feelings, love, beauty and all it has to offer..." Brenda George, Adelaide, Australia
"As an oncologist, my primary job is not only to add days to people's lives, it is to add life to people's days. Lorenzo's book has provided me with a great instrument through which I can further become the counselor, healer and confidant my patient's demand. It has reignited in me the passion, warmth and compassion which are sequential for me on a daily basis to be the best physician and person I can be and I've encouraged all of my patients and families to share in his masterpiece as laughter, love, and imagination are the ultimate weapons against grief and despair. Secondary to Lorenzo's great influence in my life, I continue to use his writings and photography as a means to inspire my patient's to express their deep inner emotions as a way to reflect on their understanding of disease and in developing goals of therapy. I recommend his book to all." Mike Rotkowitz, MD, New York City
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR & JOURNALIST
Inspired by and aspire to make beautiful impressions of daily life, Lorenzo Domínguez is a best-selling author, a writer and an award-winning street photographer.
He has written numerous books, interviews and articles about fine art and photography for En Foco, Nueva Luz, Rain Tiger and the Examiner.
Throughout most of 2010, his book, 25 Lessons I've Learned about photography Life! has been the #1 Best Selling Photo Essay and Artist & Photography Biography on Amazon.com. Paul Giguere, guru for the popular podcast thoughts on photography, considers 25 Lessons one of the "classic" essays on photography.
In October of 2010, he served as the NYC photography adviser for the recently launched Microsoft foursquare photography app. In 2008, he was chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist.
Since taking up digital photography in 2005, his photography has been featured in fotoMAGAZIN, Germany's premier photo magazine, and his photos have been cited, posted and published by over 350 other blogs, websites, and print publications. Here is a small sample from April 2006
Today, Lorenzo has over 30,000 photographs published on flickr.com-one of the world's most popular photography websites-where his photos have been seen over 6 million times and where he ranks as one of the site's most popular photographers (aka "lorenzodom").
He has been called an "Internet photography sensation" by Time Out New York and is considered a "Flickr star" by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for New York Times Magazine.
25 Lessons will be on sale for .99 cents (text only) and $1.99 (for text and photos) starting today, Saturday, January 22 until Monday, January 31.
25 Lessons is available as an Amazon e-book and can be given and received by anyone with an e-mail address. Electronic books can be read either on Kindle or on a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone. 25 Lessons is also now available as a Google eBook, which can be stored and read online.
Amazon.com: 25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life eBook: Lorenzo Dominguez, Lorenzo Dominguez, Stephanie Staal: Kindle Store, Text only, $.99 (regularly $2.99)
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Theta Head now at reduced price - 0.95 GBP (Kindle version)
Theta Head - technology doesn't need a mind of its own, it can have ours...
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Theta Head is about a young woman’s search for her missing boyfriend and how that search leads her to the Theta Heads – a group who use neuroscience to alter consciousness. Although it may seem far out it is in fact very much a character focused novel which explores how technology can bring people closer to themselves, as opposed to technology’s more popular use of bringing people closer with others.
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The Messiah of Green Street Free Excerpt
Free Kindle Nation Shorts - February 19, 2011
An Excerpt from THE MESSIAH
OF GREEN STREET
A Novel by Shuab Parvez
By Stephen Windwalker
Editor, Kindle Nation Daily
©Kindle Nation Daily 2011
http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs013/...37/img/480.pngAnyone who takes a look at author Shuab Parvez' "About the Author" text in the right sidebar will probably join me in concluding that, at least when talking about himself, he is a man of a few words. It may be a risky posture for an novelist, but it worked for J.D. Salinger and for many others.
For it to work, of course, the proof must be in the pudding when it comes to the writer's fiction. And as you will see when you read this weekend's generous 6,000-word Free Kindle Nation Shorts excerpt from his novel The Messiah of Green Street, Mr. Parvez has every reason to be confident in his silence.
He has written a remarkable novel that resonates with the picaresque wonders of Gunter Grass' The Tin Drum, the enchanting magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the seemingly effortless balance of humanity and humor that animate the pages of a Zadie Smith or Salman Rushdie. The morning I began reading it I had to stop myself after just a couple of pages so I could bring my Kindle into the bedroom and begin reading aloud to Betty from the beginning.
Betty and I don't always share the same taste in fiction, but we agreed about Shuab Parvez' gifts as a novelist, and before the morning was over The Messiah of Green Street was on both our Kindles. He grabbed us both from the beginning and diverted our attention from the unlikeliest elements of his story with the dazzling details of the most commonplace.
Here's the set-up:
The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigal of a boy - who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth - is greeted as a miracle and 'a child of the world', but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over.
The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.
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