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· The Quatuor of African Novels in a single ebook

· Zapinette Baguette and Tagliatelle

· Eur-African Exiles

· Leodine of the Belgian Congo

· Adopted by an American Homosexual in the Belgian Congo

· Princes and Gods

· I-sraeli Syndrome

· Rome, my sibling, my empress

· Ode to Mamica mia, Mother beloved

· Mother beloved, Mamica mia


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· The age of the pearl

· Lebensborn

· New York Bonus

· The spell of Mayaland

· Fast food Lisette

· Souk Secrets

· Spirit of Tar


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· Crisis and creativity in the new literatures in English


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· To my fellow poets

· Pixel power, from his book, CWS2

· Lost identity

· Remembrance of a corrected past

· The little things that add up in life

· Cormorant of Yangshuo, from his book Futureyes

· Call of the Falasha, from his book Futureyes

· Now, then and forever, from his book CWS2

· Choo-choo boy, from his book CWS2 (The Crowded World of Solitude, volume2)

· Dramatis personae, from his book CWS2

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  Emotionally trashed
by Albert Russo
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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sibling rivalry


EMOTIONALLY TRASHED



hes my brother
blood thicker than water
adolescent, he rebelled
against kith, kin and society
he kissed bohemia for a while
rebelled again
and closed shut like a clam
women and sex were now taboo
and I became his nemesis
to please my folks
I closed an eye
he aimed at the other eye
and we clashed like never
he lost all interest in life
and dedicated himself
to our beloved widowed mother
so I closed both eyes
but then my blood rebelled
he has been diagnosed
with prostate cancer
the news spilled over my face
like incandescent lava
and how he resents me!
Am I not guilty of his sickness?
blood like poisoned water

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Reviewed by Thomas Mutchler
Family matters. How complex they can be. A solid read.

Tom
Reviewed by Damien Rickner
Ah, my long lost brother. It takes courage to bare these things to yourself. Respect and appreciation...
Reviewed by gina jones/savchuk
And how did the cancer battle go? Siblings it is true one does suffer the pains of illness in a family.
Reviewed by Barbara Mercer
I feel the shock and somehow guilty with you.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Ah, to be an only child.

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