Ava Homa Speaks to Sue Burge about The Why of Writing

This month’s writing advice is a little different.  Ava Homa’s brilliant, insightful and disturbing novel “Daughters of Smoke and Fire” is a must-read.  I found it unbearably moving and thought-provoking.  I read it in small snatches, breathing and pacing in between my readings, drawn back, compulsively to the next chapter and the next and theContinue reading “Ava Homa Speaks to Sue Burge about The Why of Writing”

Ava Homa in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

In this months podcast we introduce you to Kurdish activist, humanitarian, speaker, and writer in exile, Ms. Ava Homa. She believes in the power of books, and her love for writing can be felt in the depth of her imagery and the power of her spirit. In our interview she shares her work and herContinue reading “Ava Homa in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

Daughters of Smoke and Fire. A book review by Patrick Woodcock

  Ava Homa’s Daughters of Smoke and Fire     Harper Perennial, Toronto, Canada, 2020   ISBN 978-1-4434-6013-2 Daughters of Smoke and Fire Ava Homa’s stunning Daughters of Smoke and Fire begins with three words that will reverberate throughout the 305 pages that follow:  A woman alone, (p. xiii). This is not literally true, LeilaContinue reading “Daughters of Smoke and Fire. A book review by Patrick Woodcock”