Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim @ NYJB

“Season of Crimson Blossoms” by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim represents “a talented new voice in contemporary Nigerian literature.” Continue reading Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim @ NYJB

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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis @ NYJB

“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.” Continue reading Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis @ NYJB

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Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice, by Kazim Ali

Food is one of the essential requirements for existence.  One cannot go about one’s daily business without caloric intake.  However, beyond the needs food fulfils, one takes pleasure in eating.  That is why people read restaurant reviews or watch No Reservations.  Food also represents a mirror of a specific place, culture, and personality.  Why a book entitled Fasting for Ramadan has recipes in the back also requires explanation. Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice by Kazim Ali is a stunning literary jewel.  An extended meditation on the Muslim practice of fasting during the month of Ramadan has appeal … Continue reading Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice, by Kazim Ali

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