hundred miles off Italy’s southern coast is the island of Lampedusa, the first
port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees.
They flee terrorism and war for Europe and a better life.
No matter what genre you write in or want to write in the usual advice is to write what you know.
It seems I have always written, but as a writer with an Italian-American background, I have not always had a voice.
Readers and writers with a dual heritage who have a strong sense of place and a love of eloquent story will find much of value in Alain Mabanckou's The Lights of Pointe-Noire.
The Feathered Bone, by New York Times bestselling author Julie Cantrell, fuses poetic voice and unwavering honesty in a haunting tale of worst fears come true, best intentions gone horribly wrong, and a freedom that brings hope beyond this life.
Who decides when there is light?