Amara Magomola was born in South Africa and moved to the United States with her family when she was a little girl. She spent just under the first ten years of her life there then returned to South Africa. Her educational background is based on collaboration between both the American and the South African systems which gave her the advantage of broadening her experience. After attending colleges in Oklahoma and Tennessee, she demonstrated a passion to write all kinds of material. She began working on research articles for a treatment center which started her exploration on writing fiction stories regarding addiction and recovery. Magomola currently lives in Benoni, South Africa.
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Born in Lebanon in 2001, Tarek was never fond of books or reading until after he started writing Phoenix in November 2013. Through the process of writing Phoenix, he continued his 7th grade studies in Broummana High School and read every book he could get hands on. Currently, he resides in Dhour El Shweir with his family.
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Born in July, 2000, Utsav Basu, currently age 14, resides in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh in India. He is a ninth grade student in Delhi Public School Durg. He developed a love for writing at the age of 10 and writes poems, fantasy, and infrequently, aphorisms. Poetically, he describes himself as such:
‘Tis a pleasure for me to write,
be it with a keyboard, or a quill;
I take my pen, wherever I stride,
with literature, my soul’s filled
Whoever thou art, ma’am or sire,
belles-lettres in my blood, lurk;
my poems are ready to set fire,
but, shall you read my work?
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Gideon Sampson Cecil was born on the 9th of May 1968, in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana. He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Divinity from Life Christian University in Tampa Florida and a degree in journalism. He is also a College lecturer and freelance journalist. He is the winner of several literary awards for work of literature. His awards include: - Offerings Poetry Award in Guyana 1997 - The Editor’s Choice Poetry Award from 1993-2012 from the International Library of Poetry in the USA - The Inter-American Press Association finalist Award for his essay on Press Freedom in 1998. He has published poetry, short stories, essays and articles in magazines, journals and news papers at home and abroad. He has over 300 poems, articles, stories and essays published from 1993 to 2013. He is the author of the romantic collection of poetry ‘The Revelation of Love’ which was published by Outskirts Press in the USA and is republished recently by Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC. His poetry was accepted and published by POUI editors in POUI X by University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. He has written for the Guyana Prize for Literature from 1996-2006. He is a very prolific creative writer, writing in a variety of genres. His literary work will find a unique place in world literature. He is a gifted poet, fiction writer and freelance journalist.
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Born and living in Beirut, Bruno Tabbal is a mid-thirties Lebanese singer/actor/director who expresses himself in writing as well. He writes in both English and French on his blog "CALEPIN REBELLE/REBELLIOUS NOTEBOOK" about the human condition, reflections about the philosophy of life and depictions of the Lebanese ways of living and thinking – a typical blend of western and oriental culture. He was raised both in the city and in the mountains which made him grow a great attachment to nature and to the Lebanese high-lands, and to his homeland and its traditions, in spite of all the difficult conditions his country seldom faces. His writing always includes descriptions of this unique and varied nature and identity crisis redundancy.
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