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The Story of Nayra
Lana Wolski, a seventeen-year-old French girl, lives a rather solitary life in the beautiful town of Montauban since her mother’s death six months ago. Yet his life will be upset in many ways when his father is offered a job opportunity that he can not refuse, leaving his children Tom, Lana and Joy the opportunity to come with him or not. Lana will choose to follow her father and brother to Williamstown, a small village in Massachusetts, United States.
From then on, her life will change completely. Indeed, she will soon be able to integrate and have friends, putting with ease in the skin of a typical American high school student. However, strange and supernatural events are going to confront it with a reality that it did not expect at all.
And who is this mysterious girl with the blazing hair that haunts her nights? Are ties of blood the basis of everything?
About the Author
Maud Wlek, born on 28 November 1988 in Valence, is an unconditional of reading and militates for the animal cause. Very influenced by the artistic milieu and particularly by the Harry Potter saga, which she particularly enjoys since her childhood, writing has become a real passion for her since she gave birth to Nayra in June 2013, her first fantastic saga. In January 2015, Maud Wlek signed a first contract in a publishing house where the four volumes of his saga were published. The author then began writing new projects, her short story entitled “Le Yūrei” will be selected in December 2016 to be included in the official anthology of the Japan Impact 2017. Hoisted by the support of its faithful readers and strong curriculum Maud Wlek aspires to transmit a beautiful message of hope and encouragement to the future writers of his generation and future generations through his works:
“When you have a dream, a passion: nothing is impossible! “
The young author, full of talent and human qualities, shows us with Nayra that she not only has a beautiful universe filled with imagination, but also a sensitivity to skin that knows how to touch the hearts of its readers! It also undertakes to return part of its revenues generated by the sales of its saga Nayra to the Endo France association that fights endometriosis as well as the SPA. Maud Wlek is the image of her heroine: courageous, generous, benevolent and captivating!
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The story of Kafue
Gears tells the story of Kafue. Do we really have to take our destiny into our hands, when this one seems to have escaped us? Are there only happy chances? How can we keep the reason when love knocks at the door of our hearts? How do we manage to lower our guard, to forget so quickly our convictions, our feline instinct and the strength that characterize us, when we fall in love?
Is Africa only that rickety child, described by many, that only the nourishing hand of Europe can cure?
All the answers to these many questions in Gears: a black novel inspired by real facts that retraces the journey of an African youth, very fascinated by the lights of Europe. In her quest for romance, Kafue, a beautiful young Beninese full of dreams and elves sees her life rocking after a meeting she believed idyllic.
About the Author
(Diane Morgyane Fadonougbo)
Morgyane Kiinzah, born on May 26, 1985 in Porto-Novo, Benin, was born in Porto-Novo in the Republic of Benin. He graduated from the University of Abomey-Calavi with a BA in literature before pursuing a postgraduate degree in Linguistics and Communication. She quickly began an artistic career in music; she released her first title in 2008, entitled “Pearl of Ebony”, a hymn to the African woman. The following year, she continued with her first album called Noudehouenou, comprising eleven musical tracks. Morgyane Kiinzah met a real success; his album is rewarded by no less than twelve national and international trophies. In 2012, his second album was born under the title of Zaakin.
She is very concerned about the future of her loved ones and her colleagues living in Africa, partly because of the tragedies linked to immigration. The author aspires to raise awareness of the risks and dangers faced by those who are enrolled in unscrupulous systems. She acknowledges her commitment by writing her first book: Gears.
An emotional shock book written like a cry of alarm, as a deep desire to protect humanity from the dreams that it is better sometimes to abort if these imply to leave there its freedom, even its life.
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She secretly dreamed of being a writer. Her parents wanted her to be a bilingual secretary… Today she is one of the writers who sells the most books in the world!
Already small, she had the literary fiber…
A life so inspirational!
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Article written by Leandro De Carvalho, author of Little Red Riding Hood : a New World.
Great follower of this register in particular, both in reading and writing, I am delighted to be able to tell you a little more about the fantastic.
The different literary genres
First, let’s make a global point. There are several literary genres:
- And experimental.
Each has subgenera and registers. If you want to know more about the subject, I invite you to consult this page which will detail you perfectly the various genres, subgenres and registers in literature: To know more.
Thus, the fantastic is a register, classified in the narrative genre. Until then, you follow me? Perfect. It is not easy to find oneself, I grant you …
The fantastic: between magic and reality!
Let us now get to the heart of the matter: the fantastic. In this literary register, the supernatural is introduced and evolves in a realistic framework. The hero has a reaction of rejection or fear in the face of the supernatural events to which he is confronted. Not to be confused with fantasy or the wonderful. In fantasy, as in the marvelous, the supernatural is accepted and often used to define the rules of an imaginary world; The evoked imaginary is perceived as a norm and far removed from our reality … (The Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter …).
The origins of the fantastic register
Definition given, let us pass to the origins of the fantastic. The true source of this genre is the English Gothic novel, which appeared at the end of 1785. At that time, authors created a more pronounced atmosphere of horror in their works, propelling readers into a common query: what is real And what is not? In France, the authors are inspired by these novels and propose works called “frenetic” (or called “black romance”), including in these last the taste for the macabre or the horror. Frenetic romanticism thus rejected the spirit of the Enlightenment, as did the classical rigor of the time.
Finally, strong in these influences, the fantastic register was born in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century thanks to the writer Adelbert von Chamisso. But it is Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann) who will have a universal influence on this register. Moreover, it is through his tales, translated into French in the 1830s, that the Fantastic will experience a real rise in France. Great authors have tried it: Honoré de Balzac, Théophile Gautier and Guy de Maupassant. It should be noted that the fantasy registry has often been used to circumvent censorship, and to disseminate, for example, political criticism or certain claims without fear of possible retaliation.
A subtle, engaging and revealing register!
The characteristic of the fantastic would be to reveal things that are usually hidden and that we do not want to see.
According to Lovecraft, the fantasy must provoke a fear in order to generate a catharsis (releasing its repressed emotions) in the reader. Thus, the supernatural manifestations in the fantastic are mostly harmful, but it is, it seems, for our good! I do not get tired of it!
Where to find the fantastic book in the books?
In a non-exhaustive way, I quote here some of the literary works, in the fantastic register, the best known or which have had an impact in the appearance of this register:
- Otranto Castle, Horace Walpole, 1764 (inaugurates the genre of the Gothic novel);
- Vathek, William Beckford (one of the leading novels of frenetic tendency, written in French by an English author in 1786);
- The Elixirs of the Devil, Hoffmann, 1815;
- The elixir of long life, Honoré de Balzac, 1830;
- The Leader of Wolves, Alexandre Dumas, 1857;
- The Horla, Guy de Maupassant, 1887;
- He who haunted the darkness, H. P Lovecraft, 1935;
- Shining, the Light Child, Stephen King, 1977;
- Journal of a Vampire, L.J.Smith, 1991;
- Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, 2005.
To conclude, I will reveal to you what I like to think:
The fantastic is to be free, while keeping a little bit the feet on Earth …
Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.