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May 22 2013 Literary Fiction Newsletter

Hi there!

This week, the Literary Fiction site is featuring two new articles listed below:

Chinua Achebe - A Literary Warrior
Chinua Achebe was a true legend; a human literary phenomenon. His death was greatly felt all over the world, as the realization hit home that we had indeed lost a true hero. Read on to know more about this great man. -

Literary Writing - Knowing Your Characters
As an author, what do you know about the characters you create? As insane as it sounds, what can you tell about their personalities? Read on to see the importance of getting to know your characters on that deeper level! -


"You don't have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day."
---- Viggo Mortensen


May 20 - Sigrid Undset
May 20 - Sally Cooper
May 22 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
May 23 - Scott O' Dell
May 23 - Par Lagerkvist
May 24 - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
May 24 - Joseph Brodsky
May 24 - Marian Engel
May 25 - Douglas LePan
May 25 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 26 - Alan Hollinghurst
May 27 - John Cheever

Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood

This is a must-read novel. I first got introduced to this novel while doing a Canadian Literature course during my undergrad, and i instantly fell in love with Atwood. Prior to this i had not read any book by her, i had only just heard 'rumors' about how good she was. The book is somewhat of a true life story based on real-life events -the murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper in 1843- but with Atwood's own fictional twist and additional characters. I couldn't believe how much i fell in love with Atwood's writing style, i thought for sure I'd despite it, or feel indifferent at least. It's a must-read for those who love Atwood but haven't read this one yet, and for those who've never read any of her works. This is the perfect initiation book into the Atwood fans club! Check your local library for the book, or you can get it here at Amazon bookstore - Enjoy!


Visit your local zoo this weekend. The weather is getting so beautiful (well for those of us in usually cold countries!), and it's time to start planning summer activities with friends, family, kids, and others. Plan a visit to the zoo this weekend or the next; no one ever gets bored in the zoo, is what i believe. There are so many animals to see, so many pictures to take, so many things to learn about nature, animals, and even about ourselves. So visit the zoo this weekend, take your kids, go with your spouse, a friend or group of friends, you'll be amazed at how much you'll enjoy it, that's a promise! Do it. This week.

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Do enjoy the rest of your week!

'Til next time,

Ije Kanu, Literary Fiction Editor

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