Friday, December 30, 2011

Bannished Words of 2011

Here are the 12 overused, misused, and annoying words and phrases of 2011.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Choirmaster (A spiritual Tragedy) : The Disagreeable Characters.

If you are a young man looking for a woman to marry, don’t be like rubbery Michael the choirmaster; if you are a married young woman don’t be like Eva, the woman who decided to sit out all of her husband’s evangelistic activities; if you are a single woman and another woman beat you to a man’s heart, forget it and move on, don’t be like that girl who wrecked a fellow church member’s marriage; if you are a man, don’t be like Saul the soul-killer, and definitely don’t be like his wife–the woman whose cellphone never stopping buzzing the events in her neighbors’ lives; if you are a minister, stop kidding, there are certain weddings you can refuse to bless! If you are a church elder, you are the “deacon” of the faithful: your word is gold, don’t waste it! The novel THE CHOIRMASTER is not about music, it is about life, read it and live well.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Birthright (A Luo Tragedy)

When you read JR Alila's novel, BIRTHRIGHT (A Luo Tragedy), you feel the pain and hear the groans of a hurting Aura, smell the refuse of a rural people, feel the shame of a father who continues to walk with a moral baggage, feel the solitude of a rogue woman who has set her son on a path to hell, empathize with a son who has been shortchanged by his father, feel the suspense felt by a young woman who is gradually sinking into a quagmire as she awaits the return of rescurer who has gone for a fishing pole, and hear the cry of angst of a young woman who realizes that the bird in her hands is untouchable, after all. That is a tragedy! READ it here:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

To all group members, I wish to say a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope you have had good tidings in 2011. For me it started with the publication of the novel BIRTHRIGHT (A Luo Tragedy). If you have not read this book, please do. All of you have been a blessing to me even as most of you have not read any of my novels. I know you are cheeering me on all the time. Those in the DIASPORA should have no excuse for not having my books in your hands from Amazon/Author Joseph R Alila:; those in Kenya, I promise to reach you locally before the end of 2012. Those of you who have written back to me pointing out areas of possible improvement in my writings, I say"thank you." You have made me a more purposeful novelist and poet. If you reread THE LUO DREAMERS ODYSSEY (From the Sudan to American Power) and thought I am a kind of prophet after various events unfolded in 2011, get over it, I am but a mere thoughtful novelist! Regards, Author Joseph R. Alila

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sins of Our Hearts (a novel)

A young Pastor, Rew Smith, leads the affluent Oakpound New Hope Church. Things appear well in Pastor Smith’s Church, but underneath the glitter of its architecture and human faces, it has a deep spiritual problem. Simply put, the church suffers from a shortage of love. New converts are called names and go unattended to as the young Pastor spends most of his evenings at Oakpound Big Boys Health and Fitness Club. Elders in his Lay Leadership bask in self-praise, and exude a form of spirituality that has no force of love behind it. Led by Mrs. Smith, some members of the Women Wing have introduced a controversial Foot-Washing method for its convenience, but in which the virtues of humility and selfless love are virtually dead. Oakpound New Hope Church, is crying for Divine intervention, and it is about to get it.

JR Alila (Author)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Socrates: Brazilian Soccer Meastro Dies

The tall Brazilian Soccer Magician of the 9180s, Dr. Oliviera (Socrates) dies at age 57. He too was a medical doctor and a writer.
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