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Illicit TradeTwo poor Kenyan men visiting the U.S. are found dead, one in jail, one on the street. Both used forged UN documents to enter the country. Valentin Vermeulen’s superiors have no interest in the plight of undocumented immigrants, but they want him to stop the fraud. The clues take Vermeulen… Continue Reading
Africa Always Needs GunsA crooked contractor, peacekeepers trying to stop the civil war in the Eastern Congo and a lone UN investigator to get to the bottom of it all. The place is Bunia, in the Ituri province, forty miles east of Lake Albert, headquarters to one contingent of the sprawling peacekeeping operation… Continue Reading
Kosi BayBeach vacations aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Even if the location is idyllic, like the deserted sandy beaches on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast, just a stone’s throw from the Mozambican border, appearences can be deceiving. Magnus Hardy is about to find out how true that is.… Continue Reading
Lincoln RoadMusa Khumalo lives in a shack in one of the many informal settlements dotting the Durban cityscape. Left behind like untold others in the new South Africa. A protest demanding better facilities at their location goes awry. A shot is fired, a corrupt city councillor is killed. A day later, Musa… Continue Reading
Southern Oregon University adjunct professor Michael Niemann had already written plenty of academic articles before arriving in Ashland in 2008, but growing inside Niemann was a budding desire to tell the kind of stories he first was drawn to as a youngster in Germany.
The November 2017 edition of Literary Ashland Radio is the first of two special shows. On November 18, 2017, six students in SOU’s honors college read their work at the Words and Wine event at Weisingers winery. This is the second part of the November 18 Words and Wine event. It will broadcast on December 23 at 1 pm, but the podcast is available now. This show features three students as well as the question and answer session that followed the reading. The students are:
Mariah Roley, a senior majoring in English with a minor in Spanish. She has a number of random interests, the most prominent at the moment being rock climbing, writing, and language learning. She reads “The Barn.”
Dante Fumagalli, a senior studying English and Art History. Passionate about education, the arts, and accessibility, in the summer of 2016 he interned at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He reads “Memory and Moving Forward.”
Samara Diab, a sophomore studying English and French. She was born in Minnesota, raised in New Mexico, and has found her home here in Ashland. She reads selected poems.
The November 2017 edition of Literary Ashland Radio is the first of two special shows. On November 18, 2017, six students in SOU’s honors college read their work at the Words and Wine event at Weisingers winery. In this show, you’ll get a quick introduction to the honors college followed the first three students reading from their work. They are:
Reilly Nycum, a sophomore in the Honors College at SOU. Originally from Sacramento, California, she is an English major with a minor in History and a passion for photography. She reads “My Old Ways.”
Haley Eck, a Senior English major with a concentration in English education and a psychology minor. She is a transfer student from Omaha, Nebraska. She reads “Manipulation with Cake.”
Cole Barnes, a sophomore in the Honors College hailing from Oakland, Oregon. He likes to play guitar, listen to music, and study literature. He reads selected poems.
Watch for the second installment in late December.