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Where Do I Belong?

  Where do I belong? I have always wondered where my ancestors are from. My grandpa hails from China while my grandma is of Chinese and Portuguese origin from Macao. Back in the 1900s in Macao, Eurasian were known as lower class because the Portuguese colonization left many Chinese women pregnant with their kids whilst they left for the good to Portugal to reunite with their first wives and family. So whenever I asked about my grandma’s identity, was an embarrassing question which from my dad’s generation until mine, was not allowed. Then From my maternal side, my Grandmother is of Chinese origin and grandpa was an orphan. As we have seen in many sad movies where an unwanted child is placed in a basket and then threw into the river … Read entire article »

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Tragedy of War

Angola is a country that had been littered by war from the colonial war of liberation in 1961 to the death of Jonas Savimbi in 2002. Non stop war involving a host of nations, Portugal , Cuba , South Africa brought this country to the verge of poverty. This is tragic but it is history and I am not an historian.  Soon after the end of the Angolan civil war an opportunity for trade in the war ravaged areas and the profits lured in every trader, smuggler , diamond dealer , bon vivant that the continent could muster and like cowboys set to conquer the wild west they converged on little towns and cities that had been occupied and re occupied by various armies during the long years of war. The caravan … Read entire article »

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Kay Salady is a writer based in Arizona, USA. She is read internationally having published works in India. She is also the author of “A Teardrop Fell” and a member of Member, World Poet’s Society, World Congress of Poets,World Poets Laureate International, World Hope Poets,National Federation of State Poetry Societies.     … Read entire article »

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