Hearts Abroad / Hearts Abroad (Diasporas on love) / Immigrant Life / Novel / Writing

Prompts: August 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #43: August 1, 2017 IDEA for setting: an Ethio soccer game week! (genesis of the story) The street busker, black contortionist in neon green leopard print bodysuit, who could fit himself into a box. Maybe I could use that…? Seems ripe for metaphor-izing. The giant statue of ‘American Gothic’. … Continue reading

Hearts Abroad / Hearts Abroad (Diasporas on love) / Immigrant Life / Novel / Writing

Prompts: September 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #55: Septemer 5, 2017 Certain moments in her life she’ll be eternally proud of: leaving that hotel room before he woke up (ESFNA), tiptoeing down the corridor holding her heels in her hand… That will go down in her personal history as a ‘flash of self-worth’ moment, one of … Continue reading

Hearts Abroad / Hearts Abroad (Diasporas on love) / Immigrant Life / Novel / Writing

Prompts: July 2017

More Notes from the Canadian honey jar… #35: July 17, 2017 …she’s the necrophiliac of the group, digs up the corpses of old boyfriends and tries to dance with them (get them to dance with her) again. Rather than start new relationships, that is. Not that she intentionally ‘started’ the previous ones. She ‘fell into’ them, though … Continue reading

Book, Meet Home
Novel / Writing

Book, Meet Home

Set in Toronto and Addis Ababa, against the backdrop of the widespread air travel disruption resulting from a volcanic eruption in Iceland, Daughters of Silence is the story of a bereaved and newly single Ethiopian-Canadian woman and her struggle to come to terms with her fractured family and her own traumatic childhood. Continue reading