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Greener on the Other Side with author Lionel Ntasano from Burundi, Africa
This perceptive, coherent, thought-provoking and piercing work highlights the subtle social game of everyday life filled with puns and double meanings, seen through the eyes of an unorthodox hero - a very young priest by the name of Nickolas Jordan.
He is a teenage African boy who loses his family in a gruesome genocide. He finds himself in New York City as a political refugee; disillusioned with the adult world and its phoniness; where his world takes another tumble as he meets all kinds of people that further shatter his understanding of life; an envious lawyer, an angry artist, an egocentric heiress, a greedy businessman and a slothful dreamer. After a decade has passed, he returns to his native country to meet his only remaining relative, and childhood best friend maybe to find some closure, but to his surprise, he discovers that she is a gluttonous alcoholic and the best friend, an opportunistic pervert. All these encounters, events and relationships, shape his views and beliefs that ultimately induce him to become a priest.
The story is set between 1993 and 2013 in New York, Paris, Nairobi and Burundi, and begets the question whether the Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Lionel Ntasano was born in Bujumbura, Burundi and now runs the Nonara Beach Resort in his homeland. His life and work have taken him through Zambia, the United States, Kenya, France and Switzerland, among others. Writing Greener on the Other Side has helped reconnect him to family and friends after a turbulent life of glamour, travel and tragedy.
Latifa Ali is a film and radio producer who brings various guest and discussions to the airwaves addressing the creative arts of the day. Linda Tauhid is a writer, poet, storyteller (griot), and social commentator. Her writing interests reflect a wide range of cultural, social, and personal commentaries and reflections. Ms. Tauhid has read and published her works in the United States as well as Ghana, West Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Cape Town, South Africa.
Grab some tips to makeover your clothes closet with Genevieve Gorder, and make a difference for kids with shoes that grow five sizes.
Today's guests are helping us get empowered and inspired to downsize Theresa's shoe 'collection.' Designer Genevieve Gorder, first known as the barefooted designer on TLC's 'Trading Spaces,' shares her design talent on HGTV's 'Genevieve's Renovation,' 'Dear Genevieve,' 'HGTV Star,' 'A Hero’s Welcome Home,' and hosting HGTV’s White House Christmas Specials, and her new lifestyle web series A Well Designed Life on ulive.com. An alumna of The School of Visual Arts, Genevieve Gorder has worked in studios throughout Europe and New York City.
Kenton Lee created 'The Shoe That Grows' while he was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. One day he noticed a little girl in a white dress who had shoes that were way too small for her feet. That led to questions about why. And finally an idea: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand – so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?” Boom.
More than 2 billion people in the world suffer from soil-transmitted parasites and diseases. The Shoe That Grows adjusts five sizes and last five years, providing better protection and better health for children who have shoes that don’t fit, or no shoes at all. You can buy a pair on TheShoeThatGrows.org or order the $10 shoes for a child in Ecaudaor, Haiti, Ghana, Kenya, or around the world with Hands of Hope.
Nairobi Gubernatorial Candidate for Governor of Nairobi, Dr. Evans Kidero Live Interview TONIGHT
Kenya Diaspora Radio®™ Live TONIGHT: Tuesday February 26, 2013 7:00 pm PST/ 9:00 pm CST / 10:00 pm EST.
DIAL IN INFORMATION: Dial in Number: 712-432-0900 Code: 643831 # or listen online here at www.kenyadiasporaradio.net
International callers with questions: call Skype Account: robinsongichuhi
If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you will know that the past two weeks have been filled with terrible, chaotic events.
In Colorado, what experts called a once-in-a-thousand-years flooding event caused by torrential rains swept away roads and bridges, isolated towns, killed people, destroyed 1,500 homes, and at one point, left 1,200 people unaccounted for.
And how can those of us in America, and particularly those in Washington D.C., forget how this past week began. Residents of the nation's capital were just getting into the groove of their work-week when we heard the news that a gunman had opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard -- which is supposed to be one of the most secure locations in the country -- less than three miles from the White House and the Capitol. Sadly, that situation ended with 12 innocent people being killed and eight more wounded.
And on Saturday, Muslim gunmen from an extremist group in Somalia opened fire at a popular mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over a thousand people who were out shopping and enjoying their weekend fled the mall, but at last count, nearly 60 had been killed and over 170 were wounded.
When we look around at these calamities, these tragedies, that happen in the world, it is easy to see why people are worried, anxious, and afraid. It is easy to see why people are searching for peace and stability in the midst of these chaotic events. We ask, How can I be peaceful? How can I be joyful? How can I not fall into depression?
Well, Jesus Christ gave several promises to His disciples that speak to this very issue.
+ Plus, listen to Laura Story singing "Perfect Peace"
We, at Afribiz, have been sharing about the huge challenges and even bigger opportunities with the booming urban growth in Africa. In this episode, you will get a chance to hear about Tatu City, an innovative city model being implemented in Nairobi.
Josphat Kinyua, Director of Tatu City, shares insights into their urban city model. You will even learn something about the Nairobi housing market.
One show, two amazing and powerful women join Wendy Manganaro for this week's show!
Jasmine Brett Stringer is lifestyle expert, media personality, host, public speaker and nationally sought after blogger. She pens a lifestyle blog entitled, Carpe Diem with Jasmine. Jasmine is a monthly lifestyle contributor to several television programs, a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated television show, The Insider and a Huffington Post blogger.
Shinjini Das is a Business Technology Analyst & Public Speaker. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. Industrial Engineering as a President’s Scholar and was selected as the Undergraduate Commencement Speaker to deliver “The Spirit of Georgia Tech” to ~10,000 people. Shinjini is a highly empowering, engaging, and versatile speaker. From speaking to groups of 10 to almost 10,000, she considers it the greatest privilege to inspire and impact her audiences. Shinjini is a Huffington Post contributor & was interviewed by Classy Career Girl & Smart Girls Group, the first interview of which was also blogged about in Nairobi, Kenya. Her Huffington Post article, “5 Secrets of a Go-Getter Girl” generated a massive global response. She is honored to empower and engage the young women of DreamGirls South Africa in March ’15. Follow her journey: @SpeakerShinjini
in Rock Music
This week's show will feature global metal by our returning champions, Midhaven from Mumbai, India and Demenzia from Sofia, Bulgaria. Along with many other international metal acts, this show will definitely melt your face! Tune in!!!
This week's lineup includes in no particular order:
Hound of Hades - Decimate The Storm ( Rogers, Arkansas USA )
Sinfonica Celtica - Pirate Chant ( Monterrey,Mexico )
Ciridian - Level Up ( Fort Meyers, Florida USA )
Iced Earth - Anthem ( Tampa, Florida USA )
Demenzia - The Greymen ( Sofia, Bulgaria )
Last Year's Tragedy - Challenge Accepted ( Nairobi,Kenya )
Vapid - Sun Soaked Shadow ( Kissimmee, Florida USA )
Midhaven - Seeking The Divine ( Mumbai , India )
Ascendia - At The End Of It All ( Toronto , Canada )
City Of Stages - Indifference ( Orlando, Florida USA )
Cannibal Corpse - The Murderer's Pact ( Tampa, Florida USA )
Odd Crew - Lay On Me ( Sofia, Bulgaria )
Breed Of Burden - Underdogs ( Casablanca, Morocco )
Cruachan - Prophecy ( Dublin, Ireland )
AFRICA- THE DARK CONTINENT---A PHOTO SAFAI
THE DARK CONTINENT...The trip is inexplicable, wonderful and exciting...The East Africans, sweet and so polite...the food better than I thought it would be...the lodges, average to outstanding.
TO SUM IT UP...for my first 'out of this world travel experience,' I'm so glad I had all of you to share it with and so 'my darlings' till we meet again, "Con affetta tanti auguri al cento anni di salute!" With affection, best wishes for 100 years of health!
I invite you to join me on MY AFRICAN ADVENTURE...Itinerary...Nairobi, Kenya, Abadares Country Club and then on to THE ARK, Samburu Lodge, Mt. Kenya Safaria Club, Keekorok Lodge, The Majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kilaguni, and Amboseli...and meet the "HELL'S ANGELS."
My land in Kenya...etc.
A.M-P.M. Game drives...etc.
A DREAM FULFILLED...etc.
11am CST: Finding My Way With Kayla Padgett: This English/Korean Talk Show hosted by Award Winning Recording Artist, Kayla Padgett is a breath of fresh air that WOWS you with wisdom.
Guest: Bishop Hudson Ndeda From Nairobi, Kenya Will Preach On Finding My Way With Kayla Padgett
Sponsored By Ewing Moving & Storage, Inc. @ www.EwingMovingService.com
12pm CST: Prophetic Concept Radio Program
Host: Marvell Boyce, Founder Of Marvell Boyce Ministries
Marvell Boyce will come on every Wednesday from 12pm - 1pm CST after Finding My Way With Kayla Padgett.
Dilman Dila is a writer, filmmaker and a social activist who believes that stories are an important tool in creating a better world. Dilman was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013, long listed for the Short Story Day Africa prize, 2013, and nominated for the 2008 Million Writers Awards for his short story, Homecoming. Dilman’s first works appeared in print in The Sunday Vision in 2001, and have since featured in several e-zines and book anthologies, including the African Roar 2013, Storymoja, and Gowanus Books. His first novella, a romance, Cranes Crest at Sunset, was released in 2013 during the Hay Festival in Nairobi. www.dilmandila.com
‘A Killing in the Sun’ is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some of the stories are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts haunting brides and grooms, evil scientists stalking villages, and greedy corporations creating apocalypses. There are murder mysteries, tales of reincarnation and of the walking dead, and alternative worlds whose themes any reader will identify with. This collection is deftly crafted, running along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.