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“Naledi in the the Underworld: A New African Folktale,” by Janet Grace Riehl

When I lived in Botswana during the 1970s, my name in Setwana was (and is) “Naledi”–which means “star.” Although it sounds exalted, it’s not an uncommon name. Here’s how I got my name. During the first weeks of Peace Corps language and cultural training, I asked my teachers if I could have a name in […]

“Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul,” by Alissa Lukara—Evocative Memoir Brings Voice to Silent Survivors

“Reading Riding Grace is like watching a lotus emerge out of murky waters. It emerges, not in one dramatic gesture, but in stages; a stem, a leaf, a petal. This book is an inspiration to anyone seeking deep healing.” Jacqueline Kramer, Author of Buddha Mom:The Path of Mindful Mothering, 10 Spiritual Practices for Busy Parents […]