Today we feature Lollipops of Dust, a memoir about a childhood in Botswana, beautifully recounted by accomplished poet and author, Sue Lobo
For those of you who have never read her blog, you are in for a treat.
Sue is a poet of real talent and vision and the blog is a literary cave of magnificently elegaic poems and prose pieces.
Unfortunately, I tried to steal a poem (there are so many) to add lustre to this blog article, but Sue's blog is brilliantly protected.
However, please allow me to link you to a poem I discovered therein.
A lovely, simple piece of work and like many poems on there, deserves a wider readership. I have been lucky enough to have met several people educated and raised in Africa and their use of English, both written and spoken, is something from a bygone age. "Lollipops" is one of those books which will have even the most experienced of writers enrolling on English classes. Flawless grammar, perfectly placed syntax and rules strictly observed. In a world where this no longer matters, Sue is one of those writers who shows us a glimpse into a sadly fading past.
Here she is.
Sue lives in Benidorm, Alicante and is the author of two books.
Interestingly, Sue studied as a Druid with the BRITISH ORDER OF BARDS-OVATES & DRUIDS FOR 4 YEARS and is now qualified!
|Druids at Stonehenge|
Sue's blog readers and purchasers of "Lollipops of Dust" will know how much she pines for Africa, specifically Botswana.
|Botswana, home of the pink Elephant|
This book would make an absolutely ideal Christmas or Birthday Gift, offering hours and hours of memorable reading.
You can buy Sue Lobo's "Lollipops of Dust" from