Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Listening to Africa by Diana M. Raab

Poet Diana M. Raab travels to the heart of Africa with her family to experience the beauty and fascination of another world. During her safari, she observes the distress, the delight, and the dignity of the humans and animals who live there and parallels them with her own quest for health.

Publication Date: March 18, 2012
Genre: Poetry
Source: Thanks so much to Tribute Books and Nicole Langan for letting me be a part of this book tour!
**Listening to Africa blog tour site:http://listeningtoafrica.blogspot.com

Listening to Africa takes you on a journey through the author's travels into Africa to find emotional healing.  Profound and moving.

I really liked the progression of the book and the honesty in the words.  I'm no poetry expert, and I liked that the writing isn't intimidating or complicated to follow.  Not only is the meaning clear, but the emotions can be felt throughout the book.  I could picture all of the culture shock that the author had to come to terms with, and the way it affected her outlook on life.  And also just the raw beauty of Africa itself.  I could imagine how awe inspiring the nature and wildlife were.

Listening to Africa is accessible to poetry readers of any level.  It cuts to the heart of the author and takes us on this journey with her.

To find out more about Listening to Africa you can find it on Amazon, Goodreads and Atrim House.

About the Author:
Diana M. Raab is a memoirist, essayist and poet. She has a B.S. in Health Administration and Journalism, and an RN degree from Vanier College in Montreal, in addition to an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Spalding University’s Low-Residency Program.

Diana has been writing from an early age. As a child of two working parents, she spent a lot of time crafting letters and keeping a daily journal. A journaling advocate and educator, Diana teaches creative journaling and memoir in workshops around the country. She frequently speaks and writes about the healing powers of writing.

She’s the award-winning author of eight books, and the author of over 500 articles and poems. Her latest release is Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Depression, co-edited with James Brown, which is a compilation of essays by renowned writers discussing how addiction has influenced their literary lives. She is also editor of Writers and Their Notebooks, a collection of essays written by well-known writers who keep journals.

Visit Diana on her Website, Blog, Goodreads, and Twitter


Tribute Books said...

Jackie, thanks for reviewing Diana's book. Hope your summer is going well :)

city said...

thanks for sharing.