Author Profile: Bethan Woollvin

Author Profile:   Bethan Woollvin is an author and illustrator from England Name: Bethan Woollvin Timeline: 2016 – Little Red Riding Hood 2017 – Rapunzel 2018 – Hansel and Gretel 2019 – The Button Book 2020 – Bo the Brave Background: Bethan Woollvin graduated recently from the Cambridge School of Art. In 2015, she graduated with a First Class Degree from Anglia Ruskin University. Presently Bethan Woollvin resides in Sheffield England where she works as a freelRead More…

Author Profile: Amy Liptrot

Author Profile:   Amy Liptrot is a British journalist and author. Name: Amy Liptrot Timeline: 2016 – The Outrun Background: Amy Liptrot was born in Orkney, United Kingdom. She completed her education at the University of Edinburgh. She spent her childhood years in Orkney, after which she launched herself into the clubbing scene in London with dangerous consequences. Presently Amy Liptrot lives in Orkney with a son, her only child. She has not consumed alcohol for eight years as iRead More…

Author Profile: Ahmed Saadawi

Author Profile: Ahmed Saadawi is an Iraqi novelist, screenwriter, poet and documentary film maker. Name: Ahmed Saadwi Timeline: 2000 –Anniversary of Bad Songs (poetry) 2004 – The Beautiful Country (novel) 2008 – Indeed He Dreams or Plays or Dies (novel) 2013 – Frankenstein in Baghdad (novel) 2018 – Banipal 61 a Journal in Iraqi Fiction Background: Ahmed Saadawi is born in May 1973, in Baghdad, Iraq.  He is 47 years old. He resides and works in Baghdad. GenreRead More…

Analysis of ‘Phenomenal Woman’ by Maya Angelou

‘Phenomenal Woman’ is a lyrical poem that has a message for the world that empowerment of woman comes from being confident no matter how you look. ‘Phenomenal Woman’ is found in the collection of poems titled ‘And Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou that was published in 1978. About the poet Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28 2014) was a prolific writer whose workswere very popular. They were popular because she depicted the strength of women and the power of human spirit. She was alsRead More…

Analysis of ‘Harlem Hopscotch’ by Maya Angelou

Harlem Hopscotch ‘Harlem Hopscotch’ written by Maya Angelou was published in 1969 and it draws a parallel between the life of the blacks in Harlem and the hopscotch game. Both are a struggle; the game is a struggle for winning while the other is the struggle to subsist. About the Poet Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28 2014) received the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community. Her contribution to the literary community was huRead More…

Analysis of ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou

‘Caged Bird’ is a poem comparing two birds, one a free one and the other a caged one. It was published in 1983 in a collection called ‘Shaker, Why Don’t you Sing?’She had written a memoir and it was titled ‘I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings’. This poem might not be the experiences of Mary Angelou but the experiences of the Afro American community to which Mary Angelou belonged. About the Poet Mary Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28 2014) played so many roles in her life time but was knRead More…

Analysis of‘Awakening in New York’ by Maya Angelou

Awakening in New York The poem ‘Awakening in New York is written by Maya Angelou. The poem looks like a person waking up in a city at the first reading but there are deeper concepts that needs to be explored and it will be understood only if it is read few more times. About the Poet Maya Angelou was born on April 4th 1928 as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. She was an acclaimed story teller, activist, poet and wrote her own story. She also had a career as an actress, dancer,Read More…