q o t d: What is one of the most memorable worlds you've ever read about?
a o t d: The Final Empire in the Mistborn trilogy is super unique and fascinating! Also the whimsical world of The Night Circus. So dreamy and creative!
Well, it's Monday already. Is it just me or did this weekend absolutely fly by? 😓 We had a rather busy couple of days, so unfortunately there wasn't a lot of time to relax. But I had a lovely coffee date with my friend @serena_wc from @beehousekc this morning to talk about business, writing, and all kinds of fun creative stuff. It's always refreshing to hang out with fellow creatives, you know?
What are you up to to start your week, friends?
"GOD is one" the phrase we learnt in class 1. But how many of us actually understand this. It's so sad, people out there fight in the name of religion, caste, race and colour.
I ask, why?
When GOD has created a beautiful place for us to live together, why pollute it with fight, envy and anger.
The image I shared carries the quote from the book 'The Immortals of Meluha', written by Amish Tripathi. I totally recommend everyone to read the Trilogy, irrespective of your age, colour, caste, religion. I am sure, your perception of GOD will change, for good.
Our Monday African Man is Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard born on the 11th June, 1932 is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in South African English. He is best known for his political plays opposing the system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award-winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood. Fugard was an adjunct professor of playwriting, acting and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego. For the academic year 2000–2001, he was the IU Class of 1963 Wells Scholar Professor at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. He is the recipient of many awards, honours, and honorary degrees, including the 2005 Order of Ikhamanga in Silver "for his excellent contribution and achievements in the theatre" from the government of South Africa. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Fugard was born as Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard, in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on 11 June 1932. His mother, Marrie (Potgieter), an Afrikaner, operated first a general store and then a lodging house; his father, Harold Fugard, was a disabled former jazz pianist of Irish, English and French Huguenot descent. In 1935, his family moved to Port Elizabeth. In 1938, he began attending primary school at Marist Brothers College. After being awarded a scholarship, he enrolled at a local technical college for secondary education and then studied Philosophy and Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, but he dropped out of the university in 1953, a few months before final examinations.
Lucille Lortel produced The Blood Knot at the Cricket Theatre, Off Broadway, in New York City, in 1964, "launching" Fugard's "American career." He has numerous plays to his name right from 1956 to 2016 (36 plays); with this level of awesomeness little wonder he is our man crush for the week.