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    How women and the moon intertwine in literature

    In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who...

    Learning Lessons in Shared Humanity from Fyodor Dostoesvsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

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    Can literary characters compel us to rethink our existences, taking from Fyodor Dostoesvsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, this article looks at how great books can be lifelong teachers.

    The Sublime Prayers of Redemption

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    At this moment of psychic bewilderment and statistics of death, the poet’s sublime prayers enchant our souls, and make us feel the rhythm of life and death

    On Death and a Poetic Celebration of Life

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    Even though the pandemic-induced despair makes us see only the ugliness of death, it is still possible to celebrate life. And great poets like Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore sought to walk with us, and make us see and feel the sacred meaning of this celebration.

    Rabindranath Tagore on the Import of Our Encounters with Art

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    Here is an extremely engaging and thought provoking piece on the poet’s reflections on art and the unfolding of inner potential.
    Paulo Coelho

    Living Your Own Legend

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    At this moment of pandemic-induced despair and bewilderment, Paulo Coelho’s deep reflections are likely to generate the possibility of sanity, and make us reflect on the ongoing play of life and death.

    What’s Your Dream?

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    As a gifted storyteller Ruskin Bond continues to awaken us. The simplicity in his narration is his strength. He makes it possible: A conversation between a young boy and a ‘beggar’ makes us realize how difficult it is to retain our simple/meaningful dreams.
    Chukwuemeka Ike at a book reading. Izunna Okafor/National Light

    Chukwuemeka Ike: a legacy of unity in diversity

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    Chukwuemeka Ike literary works, which span every aspect of human life, remain relevant through time.

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