The Pleasures of Poetry
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The Pleasures of Poetry

Essayist-in-residence Kabu Okai-Davies waxes lyrical on his relationship with poetry. The pleasures of poetry rest within the lingering sensation of memory, left behind in the infinite spaces of the mind. Like trails of star dusts, every poem makes love to the reader behind the dark shadows of secret desires. Poetry is like a lover, slipping away … Continue reading

Notes From the Bookworm International Literary Festival
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Notes From the Bookworm International Literary Festival

After returning from his trip to China, Kabu Okai-Davies shares his thoughts from this year’s Bookworm International Literary Festival, held in Beijing. In March 2016, I participated in the tenth annual Bookworm Literary Festival in Beijing, my third visit to China. During my previous visits I travelled beyond Beijing, to places like Shanghai, Xinging and … Continue reading

Autobiography & Fiction: The Intrinsic Link
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Autobiography & Fiction: The Intrinsic Link

Essayist-in-residence, Kabu Okai-Davies, explores how  the author’s “self” is always integrated into fiction. In reflecting on my career as an author, autobiographical writing has always been the substance of my literature. However, there is an ambivalent attitude and misunderstanding amongst those who perceive autobiographical-based fiction as not being grounded within the genre of literary fiction. … Continue reading