South African Womxn Writers – Day 17: An interview with non-fiction publisher, Na’eemah Masoet

For Feminism Is and Living While Feminist I had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of working with Na'eemah Masoet, non-fiction publisher at Kwela Books. I am a massive fan of Na'eemah's energy, approach, and books. So, I thought I'd give myself some extra time with her by doing a little Q&A. Enjoy! Why did you get into … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 17: An interview with non-fiction publisher, Na’eemah Masoet

SA Womxn Writers – Day 7: Life Writing in South Africa – Dawn Garisch

ISBN: 9781928232568 This is How It Is I am an author, medical doctor and a founding member of the Life Righting Collective, (LRC) a non-profit membership organisation which raises funds to sponsor disadvantaged writers and to publish an anthology, This Is How It Is, of true South African stories. We have a wide range of … Continue reading SA Womxn Writers – Day 7: Life Writing in South Africa – Dawn Garisch

Excerpt: Going Back by Andrea von Treuenfeld (Germany)

Ruth Wolff-Stirner My mother became sick very quickly. Because of the unhygienic living conditions in Shanghai, her liver became infected and she died at the age of 46. That was in 1954 and I was eight. My father kept me away from her. I didn’t see her anymore after she was taken to the hospital. … Continue reading Excerpt: Going Back by Andrea von Treuenfeld (Germany)

Publisher Spotlight: University of Hawai’i Press

Looking to add to Asia and South Pacific collections? University of Hawai’i Press is renowned for predominantly publishing nonfiction from or about Hawai’i, Asia, and the South Pacific, and is a consistent resource for a diverse array of memoir, biography, and academic titles in translation. In fact, their publishing team will release seven translated titles … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: University of Hawai’i Press

‘Never Regret The Pain: Loving and Losing a Bipolar Spouse’ by Sel Erder Yackley

Sel Erder Yackley is a native Türk -- an immigrant and now a citizen of America. I had the chance to hear her sharing memories of living with a bipolar spouse. Her black and white book cover looked awfully grim, the title even grimmer, and the subject did nothing to make me say, "gee, I … Continue reading ‘Never Regret The Pain: Loving and Losing a Bipolar Spouse’ by Sel Erder Yackley