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EVERYTHING HAPPENS TODAY: Chinaberry Tree Paperback – May 20, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Wordclay (May 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604817224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604817225
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,801,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BA/MA (Magna Cum Laude) University of Bridgeport. Listed in WHO'S WHO AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS; WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS; DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI/University of Bridgeport; DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS/Connecticut Comm. on the Arts; NAACP/Lifetime Achievement Award; AKA Heritage Award; First Prize Article/WRITER'S DIGEST; Three CCA Arts Fellowship Grants for writing; Two Plays as "Finalist" in the Theodore Ward Prize for Playwriting/Chicago IL; Plays: SKYY PIECE, and A PACHYDERM IN HARLEM read at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem NC. Plays: THE VOICE OF BONES, produced at the Playhouse on The Green/Bridgeport and The Rich Forum/Stamford CT, and GHOSTS WITH INSOMNIA produced at Juneteenth Legacy Theater/Louisville KY, & the University of Louisville, and SECRETS concert reading at Stamford CT. I have been published in THE BLACK SCHOLAR, THE GREENFIELD REVIEW, OBSIDIAN I & II, OKIKE (Nigeria), THE AFRICAN AMERICAN REVIEW, AFRICAN VOICES; THE SOUTH CAROLINA REVIEW, THE MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, THE SMALL POND REVIEW, THE FAIRFIELD REVIEW, and others. Poetry: CROSSING CATAWBA, short stories: PECANS, BLACKBERRIES AND GRITS. I wrote play reviews at Long Wharf and Yale Rep for INNER CITY NEWSPAPERS. I am a member of the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop, Harlem NY, and I am a former adjunct professor at UB, Sacred Heart University, and Housatonic Community College. I am an Air Force Veteran, a Postal Service retiree, and a native of Rock Hill, SC. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thunderbird on September 9, 2010
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EVERYTHING HAPPENS TODAY provides a fine reading experience; it is well flavored with fine referential flashbacks and memory visitations by the narrator as the reader sees steps and links which lead the narrator's expanding vision and enlightenment of himself as he begins to heal physically and psychically at the end-situation of the novel. Interspersed with poetic textual riffs which enliven the text, the style reflects elements of a musical composition. Some of the rich allusions in the work invoke kindred echoes of Melvin Tolson's HARLEM GALLERY and Aime Cesaire's NOTEBOOK OF A RETURN TO MY NATIVE LAND. The narrator's younger years ring some refrains of works such as Joseph Zobel's BLACK SHACK ALLEY, George Lamming's IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN, Patrick Chamoiseau's SCHOOL DAYS, and Langston Hughes' NOT WITHOUT LAUGHTER. Also, related notes of Kofi Awoonor's THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER ping the ear now and then regarding the narrator's sometimes troubled later experiences. EVERYTHING HAPPENS TODAY has its own distinctive beat and, in addition, it blends very well with some other significant literary experiences. Portraits of family and home-town characters, Air Force colleagues and situations, Taiwanese bar experiences and a special woman met there, are displayed on a canvas of images the narrator reveals. Ranging from southern small town origin to a Far Eastern military stint in the 1950s, the novel opens loaded windows for readers, and the vistas therefrom invite consideration.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeanette Harris on March 20, 2014
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In everything happens today, you are journeying with the author and his subjects through events that make you - "wonder, wander and want to know more! With a unique writing style, Richard Fewell suspends the normal everyday format of "here's the way a book is written" and expertly allows the reader to enjoy his new approach. This book invites the reader to enjoy every moment and I look forward to his next literary work!
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In everything happens today, you are journeying with the author and his subjects through events that make you - "wonder, wander and want to know more! With a unique writing style, Richard Fewell suspends the normal everyday format of "here's the way a book is written" and expertly allows the reader to enjoy his new approach. This book invites the reader to enjoy every moment and I look forward to his next literary work!
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