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Cori's Newly Acquired Cell Phone Tells Quite a Story - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com
Cori’s Newly Acquired Cell Phone Tells Quite a Story – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - Abandon - September 1, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

One afternoon Cori found a token and stayed on for the whole route pressed to the back with her nose against the glass, watching the city leak out behind the red and white canister of people. Someone had opened a window at the front of the streetcar and the air chilled her throat all the way down to her stomach.

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Happy British Columbia Day! Happy Heritage Day in Alberta! Happy Civic Holiday! Happy New Brunswick Day!

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Canadians!

Top 5 children’s books that are still fun to read as an adult

Rachel Muenz Makes Children's Book Selections For Adults - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com
Rachel Muenz Makes Children’s Book Selections For Adults – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - Child Authors - October 6, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

Often, people read books as children that they think are the best things ever only to be disappointed when they return to them as adults. But there some children’s books that, whether you re-read them or explore them for the first time as an adult, are still great adventures.

Here, in my opinion, are the best kids’ books anyone of any age can enjoy:

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Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction

Donna Kakonge Includes an Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com
Donna Kakonge Includes an Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

How To Write Creative Non-fiction - New

Chapter One Forms of Non-fiction Writing

Welcome to your first chapter! As you go through each chapter you will be asked to complete optional assignments.

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Sico Paints 2010-2011 Colour Forecast

Sico - 1 - November 6, 2009

Sico - 1 - November 6, 2009

More Lively Colours Making a Comeback

as Canadians Seek New Beginning

Longueuil, Quebec – November 5, 2009 – Move over neutral colour schemes.  More lively hues will be making a comeback in home décor in 2010-2011 and it’s all about using colour as a mood-lifter in the midst of challenging times, says leading Canadian paint brand Sico Paints.

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The Temptation to Buy a Car

TTC - November 23, 2009

Living in Toronto is difficult without a car. With all of this H1N1 flu virus talk going around, you cannot even cough on a bus without someone thinking you have been infected. Plus with the way the TTC has been running over a long period of time now, it seems ridiculous that now TTC wants to hike up the fees to $3 CDN, from $2.75.

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Diaspora Dialogues

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Self-Publishing

Interesting Masters Degrees - January 22,2010

Self-publishing is a passion of mine. The journalist in me loves the immediacy of it. The fact that you can finish a piece of work and have it published and ready for sale in a matter of a day. The photo archives online make it possible to come up with inexpensive cover designs and voila…you have your book ready for the world.

Now I have published 34 books. I have obviously taken full advantage of the ease of publishing online. The fact that I have connections in the United States has made it easy for me to also have my books on Amazon Kindle. E-books are really where the future is at, however, there is nothing quite like cracking open a finished book and having it in your hand to read.

For this year, I plan on doing some re-formatting of my past books. I have noticed that some of the books do not contain page numbers and headers which was truly an oversight at the time on my part. Look out for some tweaking and improvement in that area. As well, once I am done that project, I want to create some new stories. I would love to work on other people’s stories with them, as well as create some new ones of my own.

If page numbers and headers do not bother you and you would be interested in buying one of my books as is, you can access them from my online store at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. As well, if you live in the general Toronto area, I would be willing to meet with you to sell to you extra copies of some of the books that I have such as My Roxanne which has been one of my bestsellers.  If you are interested in this, you should truly contact me soon, because I do not have many books in supply. I give a special discount for books bought through me, as well you would not need to worry about shipping. Encouragement to those in the States though – shipping costs are actually very good in the U.S. with Lulu.com.

Here’s wishing you a Happy and Safe New Year, plus a prosperous one too.

UTSC-Centennial College Online Stories

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Online Stories - Seventh Three - January 25, 2010

Sarah DeMille
Online Story
01/19/10

In the past seven days, Toronto has been witness to the deaths of eight pedestrians due to traffic-related accidents. The cause of four of these accidents was determined to be vehicles making careless turns. Another accident was caused by a driver running a red light, and yet another was the result of a supposedly confusing intersection. Read More

Excerpt from Digital Journals and Numerology

Digital Journals and Numerology is One of Donna Kakonge's 31 books - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com
Digital Journals and Numerology is One of Donna Kakonge’s 31 books – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

 

IntroductionDigital Journals and Numerology

This book is meant to emphasize how powerful keeping a journal can be with the aid of numerology. I started writing one at the age of seven and keeping a journal has been a constant for me – more than some friends, some jobs, and some family members. I used to get a thrill selecting my journals to write in. Now I have decided to try something new by using the computer that I already spend so much time on and money on to show how powerful keeping any journal…even a digital journal can be. Using the principles of numerology can also help in chronicling your life.

To buy this book, please visit http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

The Writer’s Life Writer’s Book List

Wally Bock Has His on Website on Writing Tips - Photo Courtesy of Wally Bock's Website
Wally Bock Has His on Website on Writing Tips – Photo Courtesy of Wally Bock’s Website

Wally Bock - September 17, 2009

@ Copyright 2003, Wally Bock

Here are some books about writing that I really like. They are offered subject to the following qualification.

Over the years I’ve read a ton of books about writing. What I have not done is make a comprehensive survey of the literature on writing. I’ve read what looked interesting to me.

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Video Release – Carl Henry

VIDEO RELEASE


YOU TUBE LINK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5emV1CjVu94

MOV VERSION

http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d5oen2

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Carl Henry

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Bob Phillips: Canadian

Bob Phillips was the editor of a bilingual newspaper in Aylmer, Quebec. This tells of his story of a sensitive man who tried to bridge the gap between two language communities in the place where he lived:

The Writer’s Life Writer’s Book List

Wally Bock Has His on Website on Writing Tips - Photo Courtesy of Wally Bock's Website
Wally Bock Has His on Website on Writing Tips – Photo Courtesy of Wally Bock’s Website

Wally Bock - September 17, 2009

@ Copyright 2003, Wally Bock

Here are some books about writing that I really like. They are offered subject to the following qualification.

Over the years I’ve read a ton of books about writing. What I have not done is make a comprehensive survey of the literature on writing. I’ve read what looked interesting to me.

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A Hairpiece – My Hair Story

Donna Kakonge Writes About Her Hair Journey - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com
Donna Kakonge Writes About Her Hair Journey – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Hair - October 15, 2009

My first hobby was playing hairdresser to my Barbie dolls. I had my childhood in the 70s and 80s but I was not much different from Black children in the 40s who chose White dolls over Black dolls in a landmark study that lead to the desegregation of American schools. It was not that I liked chocolate skin over the cream of white colour; it really came down to the hair. I wanted straight, long, blonde, brunette or red hair, hair that blew in the wind and that I could toss over my shoulder. And when I could not wish it on my head, I used a towel instead.

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The Ladies Anthem

The ladies anthem

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UrbanEdge Yoga

Yoga - November 4, 2009
Yoga - November 4, 2009
Dear friends,
One week from now, Nov 10 we launch our Yoga lifestyle festival ‘InSpirit’ with Devamrita Swami, a Monk for 40 years, Yale graduate and author of several spiritual texts. He stops over in Toronto as part of his world tour to take us through some not-to-miss workshops:

The Wonderful Things About the Toronto Public Library

Libraries - November 2, 2009

Libraries - November 2, 2009

I have discovered the glories of the Toronto Public Library thanks to my sister.

I have been able to expand my musical tastes by borrowing CDs, as well as read some of the most interesting and intriguing books thanks to the Toronto Public Library. If I had only really understood the power of the library when I was doing my graduate work at Concordia University in Montreal, I would have saved a lot of money on buying books. Of course, there are always books you want to own and I do not regret all of the books I have bought.

Not only is the TPL good for getting books, CDs, ebooks, and videos, it is also good for exploring the city of Toronto for free. On Sunday, I went to the Textile Museum thanks to the MAPs that the TPL give out. I have also been to the Bata Shoe Museum, as well as the AGO thanks to these MAPs. These MAPs are free passes to enter the museums and art galleries with two adults and I believe about two children. They currently have some that expire on December 31st. It is a great way to spend some affordable and quality time with friends and family.

During my visits to some of these galleries and museums, I have also rediscovered my own interest in art. I have bought oil pastels that I used to create a nature scene picture, as well as a tabletop easel on a different occasion and canvas. Now, I am inspired to have most of the artwork in my living room be my own.

The Toronto Public Library is fantastic and I hope you discover your local one, or the reference one today. Keep in mind that the libraries on the college and university campuses are also fantastic too.

Excerpt from Digital Journals and Numerology

Digital Journals and Numerology is One of Donna Kakonge's 31 books - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com
Digital Journals and Numerology is One of Donna Kakonge’s 31 books – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

 

IntroductionDigital Journals and Numerology

This book is meant to emphasize how powerful keeping a journal can be with the aid of numerology. I started writing one at the age of seven and keeping a journal has been a constant for me – more than some friends, some jobs, and some family members. I used to get a thrill selecting my journals to write in. Now I have decided to try something new by using the computer that I already spend so much time on and money on to show how powerful keeping any journal…even a digital journal can be. Using the principles of numerology can also help in chronicling your life.

To buy this book, please visit http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Negative North American media beat by Russia’s?

Rachel Muenz Writes About the Recession in Russia - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com
Rachel Muenz Writes About the Recession in Russia – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - Russia - October 16, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

For some dumb reason, I thought Russia had been hit much harder than Canada in the global recession. On Oct. 13, I happened to be reading the Moscow Times and almost all the front page news was about the recession. Canadian papers, in contrast, haven’t had much about the recession on their front pages in a while.

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Katie and Marc

Katie and Marc - November 3, 2009

Katie and Marc - November 3, 2009

Katie bumped into her boss as she was leaving the Radio Canada International building in Montreal.

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Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WITH ME!

If you have a great memory and want to brag to your friends that you wrote a book, come to me!

Or,

If you are more of a visual person, and you do not read books anymore, it can be very good to write in order to remember. According to Meltzer’s 2018 book Executive function in education: From theory to practice published with Guilford Publications, writing is a form of fighting such things as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Here is a list of books that I have helped to edit

Steppin’ Out by Mariam Ibrahim (edited by Donna Kakonge) available on Amazon Kindle

Pinnacles of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings, and musings) by R. William Patry (promoted by Donna Kakonge) available various places, please search Google

Girl Power: Chronicles of the True Power of Female Friendships by Teresa Madaleno (edited by Donna Kakonge) available various places, please search Google

Anansesem: Telling Stories and Storytelling African Maternal Pedagogies. Toronto: Demeter Press. (editorial assistance by D. Kakonge).

BoomerBroadcast: Baby Boomer reflects on the journey from living life in the Sixties to living life in her Sixties by Lynda Davis (edited by Donna Kakonge) available various places, please search Google

Anansi and Rococo by Phyllis Broom Walker (children’s book edited by Donna Kakonge) available at http://lulu.com/spotlight/phyllisbroomwalker

Never Far Apart, by Kitty Salsberg and Ellen Foster (part Ed. Donna Kakonge). Toronto: The Azrieli Foundation. http://secondstorypress.ca/books/350-never-far-apart

http://www.amazon.com/Azrieli-Series-Holocaust-Survivor-Memoirs-ebook/dp/B016N008JS

Here are my qualifications:

Donna Kakonge’s Writing Service – Online Writing and Editing

Let Me Write Your Dream Book

If you have a great memory and want to brag to your friends that you wrote a book, come to me! One hundred pages maximum. Research included. Your payment also includes unlimited pre-arranged Skype calls and email responses. You maintain copyright. You get all the royalties. Expenses are tax deductible. Satisfaction guaranteed. No refunds.

$600.00

Get Your Book Published!

If you are more of a visual person, and you do not read books anymore, it can be very good to write in order to remember. According to Meltzer’s 2018 book Executive function in education: From theory to practice published with Guilford Publications, writing is a form of fighting such things as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The pre-paid package includes editing of your book, promotion of your book, help to get your book into libraries all over the world, uploading your book online, reaching and securing traditional publishing contracts if that is what you want, securing online TV interviews for you, securing at the very least online radio interviews for you, and getting you at least promoted on Donna Magazine with 117,000 daily viewers if not other online magazines as well. Not promising CNN – but I can try depending on your story. Your payment also includes unlimited pre-arranged Skype calls and email responses. Expenses are tax deductible. Satisfaction guaranteed. No refunds.

$500.00

If you have any questions, you can email me at donnakakongethewriter@gmail.com

Most books also available on Kobo, Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes Bookstore, iBooks, Barnes & NobleIngram, CD Baby and Google Play and more

Find great deals on Retailmenot.com!

Brand Your Name: Do You Know Who You Are Online?

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Ambient Noise (Live) – Audio Single

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Black History Project

On a Personal Note – Audio Single

Murmur Project (Live) – Audio Single

Voices of Black Girls in Toronto

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Comunicando con gente Loca

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Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

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Como Hablar Con La Gente Loca

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The Real Estate Book

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Afro Forever

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Promoting Hair Growth for All Hair Types: Using Natural Methods

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Examples of Expressive Writing: Further to How to Write Creative Non-fiction

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Twisted Romance

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Education: Opening Doors

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Twisted Romance First Edition

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The Spirit of Kasacba: A Creative Non-fiction Novel 

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Donna Works Hard for the Money 

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Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – Part Two in Britsh English Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Stories – Part Two

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Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – French Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – British English Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – US English Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – Spanish Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – Italian Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – German Audiobook available on CD Baby

Augmented Reality Chidlren’s Stories

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Children’s Helper

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Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools: Portraits of Family, School and Community Involvement in Developing Goals and Aspirations

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God is Always There

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How to Write Creative Non-fiction – Multimedia

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Afro Forever: Research Paper on Salon Utopia for the M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University

Cover Art for What Happened to the Afro? - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com
Cover Art for What Happened to the Afro? - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge

Advisor: Dr. Martin Allor

Committee member: Dr. Kim Sawchuk

Outside Examiner: Dr. Lorna Roth

August 12, 1999

Afro Forever

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Jully Black

In Beauty, Entertainment, Music, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:16

Jully Black

Jully Black – Home-grown Talent

The first time I met Jully Black was while she was working with the Princess of Wales show “Da Kink in my Hair.” I was walking out of a swanky store in the Eaton Centre of Toronto and she was walking in. With a huge smile on her face, she greeted me and said “hello.” Read More

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