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Belinda Nicoll
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Author / Coach / Copywriter
Author / Coach / Copywriter

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Having grown up in Africa, it’s no surprise that magic realism is by far my favorite literary genre. I am always exploring books, blogs, and writers who share my fascination with the ‘mysterious’ stuff of life. To my delight, I’ve come across a magic realism writer whose love of the concept has lead to an amazing project.

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Publications calling for submissions - all February deadlines. What are you waiting for? Let's get published!

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I'm thrilled at this 5-star rating by Biography Book Reviews.

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January deadlines for manuscript submissions - let's get published!

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The last post in this series offers some perspectives on the difficulty of gaining access to the spirit world.

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My memoir is featured on Biography Book Reviews.

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Ian Mathie's latest African memoir will be released soon. Read about Agbegbeyan, the fetish priest Ian met in Dahomey. He conducted rituals very similar to some of those in modern Voodoo. Their purpose was to propitiate the forest spirits, to seek opportunities and favours for members of his community and to ward off evil influences.

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The world of Harry Potter is pure make-believe and the witches and wizards it features are entertaining enough, but no more than fantasy. Not so African sorcerers and the shamans, witchdoctors and fetishists of many other cultures around the world. Ian Mathie's African memoir, Sorcerers and Orange Peel tells of a number of different sorcerers, the second of whom lived in a forest village in southern Dahomey, close to where the cult of Voodoo originated.
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