NEWS FROM OUR PUBLISHERS

Ewaso Vilage: Poems, Stories, and Photography from Laikipia County, Kenya

Ewaso Vilage: Poems, Stories, and Photography from Laikipia County, Kenya

Acclaimed filmmaker, photojournalist, writer, poet, and humanitarian Chip Duncan takes readers on a tour of Laikipia County, Kenya, in his new release, “Ewaso Village: Poems and Stories.”
The SelectBooks, Inc., offering provides a birds-eye view of Ewaso Village in a unique publication that incorporates stunning full-color images – the product of Duncan’s experience as a veteran photojournalist – and his poignant literary sensibilities as a poet and memoirist.
“All of this is focused on a community in southern Kenya, Ewaso Village, which has become an important place of spiritual connection for the author over the years of his travels,” according to a news release.
The book’s publishers noted that the Maasai people of East Africa comprise one of the most intriguing and resourceful cultures on Earth.
“For more than a thousand years, the Maasai and their Samburu neighbors have survived and thrived as pastoralists on the savannah near Mt. Kenya and the Maasai Mara borderlands of Kenya and Tanzania,” the publishers wrote.
“Chip Duncan exuberantly combines prose, poetry, and photography to celebrate the stories, songs, rituals, and dreams of people who live in this magical place called Ewaso Village.”
Further, those who speak of Ewaso Village with admiration include Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Rubinger Fellow, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, who described it as “eloquent and frank, braiding culture and commentary, justice and joy, imagery and intimate impact. The collection of these pieces traveled me, not as a vapid tourist, but as a human.”
“Enriched with hauntingly beautiful photographs and poetic stories, Ewaso Village provides a richly detailed portrait of a nomadic society known for their centuries-old rituals and dazzling ornamentation, but a culture mostly hidden from outsiders,” National Geographic filmmaker and author Kevin McCarey stated.
“In this thoroughly engaging book, Duncan captures the heart and soul of the Maasai – an African tribal people grappling with the challenges of political strife and climate change.”
A lifelong Midwesterner and native of western Iowa, Duncan has produced more than fifty non-fiction films for international broadcast and distribution.
His work as a photographer and filmmaker has taken him to ice fields, war zones, slums, shipyards, museums, palaces, vineyards, beaches, deserts, rainforests, savannahs, and farmlands.
Duncan’s previous books include the short story collection Half A Reason to Die (SelectBooks, NYC, 2017), photographic collections Inspiring Change (Thunder House Press, Milwaukee, 2019) and Enough to Go Around (SelectBooks, NYC, 2009).
Duncan also speaks publicly on the impact of climate change as part of The Three Tenors of Climate Change.
Ewaso Village is Duncan’s first book featuring his poetry, and the first in a trilogy featuring indigenous cultures from around the world.

read more
Joint Statement By Medical Professionals Released On Western States Support For Expanded Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility For Children 6 Months And Older

Joint Statement By Medical Professionals Released On Western States Support For Expanded Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility For Children 6 Months And Older

Today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer, Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the recommendation by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months.

read more
Black Physician Launches New TV Series to Give Teen Girls of Color a Voice

Black Physician Launches New TV Series to Give Teen Girls of Color a Voice

Dr. Kela Henry, a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, award-winning author, and speaker from Gwinnett County, Georgia, is helping to transform the way the world looks at teenage girls of color and she’s doing that by changing the way they look at themselves. Her new television series “Let’s Talk Teens with Dr. Kela” is an offshoot of her award-winning book Nia & The Numbers Game, A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex. 

read more
Walkaround 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone I ForceMax HQ Confidential

Walkaround 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone I ForceMax HQ Confidential

The 2023Toyota Sequoia was the featured new vehicle for this year’s Toyota HG Confidential. Take a detailed Walkaround 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone I ForceMax from Toyota/Lexus Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Sequoia. Take a Walkaround 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone I ForceMax on display and view some of the vehicles that we’re experiencing Sequoia capstone, GR Corolla, […]
The post Walkaround 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone I ForceMax HQ Confidential first appeared on BlackPressUSA.

read more
BX4X, RX Toyota Electrification David Christ

BX4X, RX Toyota Electrification David Christ

Toyota Electrification David Christ, General Manager, discusses BZ4X, and more. Live from Toyota/Lexus Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Sequoia. Toyota invited journalists to Plano for a 3-day deep dive into product introductions, demonstrations of the latest Toyota Connect technologies, hot car technology, autonomous driving systems, 2023 drives, Eagles Canyon racetrack driving, and much more. Take a […]
The post BX4X, RX Toyota Electrification David Christ first appeared on BlackPressUSA.

read more
Toyota Gazoo Racing, GR Supra, GR 86, Morizo Mike Tripp

Toyota Gazoo Racing, GR Supra, GR 86, Morizo Mike Tripp

Toyota Gazoo Racing, GR Supra, GR 86, Morizo , Mike Tripp, VP, discusses Toyota Gazoo Racing, GR86, GR Corolla, engineering, and more. Live from Toyota/Lexus Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Sequoia. Toyota invited journalists to Plano for a 3-day deep dive into product introductions, demonstrations of the latest Toyota Connect technologies, hot car technology, autonomous driving […]
The post Toyota Gazoo Racing, GR Supra, GR 86, Morizo Mike Tripp first appeared on BlackPressUSA.

read more
2023 4Runner, Corolla Cross Hybrid, Sienna Special Edition HG Confidential

2023 4Runner, Corolla Cross Hybrid, Sienna Special Edition HG Confidential

2023 4Runner, Corolla Cross Hybrid, New Sienna, Lisa Materazzo, Group VP, discusses 2023 4Runner, Corolla Cross Hybrid, Sienna Special Edition, Corolla Cross Hybrid, and more. Live from Toyota/Lexus Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Sequoia. Toyota invited journalists to Plano for a 3-day deep dive into product introductions, demonstrations of the latest Toyota Connect technologies, hot car […]
The post 2023 4Runner, Corolla Cross Hybrid, Sienna Special Edition HG Confidential first appeared on BlackPressUSA.

read more
Is Lexus Multimedia System Better at Finding Donut Shop? CarPlay HQ Confidential

Is Lexus Multimedia System Better at Finding Donut Shop? CarPlay HQ Confidential

Tori Salido, Lexus Connect, demonstrates the in-house built Lexus Multimedia System, and more. Live from Toyota/Lexus Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Sequoia. Toyota invited journalists to Plano for a 3-day deep dive into product introductions, demonstrations of the latest Toyota Connect technologies, hot car technology, autonomous driving systems, 2023 drives, Eagles Canyon racetrack driving, and much […]
The post Is Lexus Multimedia System Better at Finding Donut Shop? CarPlay HQ Confidential first appeared on BlackPressUSA.

read more
Prevent Hot Car Child Deaths Toyota Cabin Awareness Concept HQ Confidential

Prevent Hot Car Child Deaths Toyota Cabin Awareness Concept HQ Confidential

Jess May, Toyota Connect, demonstrates how to Prevent Hot Car Child Deaths using Toyota Cabin Awareness Concept, and more. HQ Confidential Live from Toyota/Lexus Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Sequoia. Toyota invited journalists to Plano for a 3-day deep dive into product introductions, demonstrations of the latest Toyota Connect technologies, hot car technology, autonomous driving systems, […]
The post Prevent Hot Car Child Deaths Toyota Cabin Awareness Concept HQ Confidential first appeared on BlackPressUSA.

read more

Our Partners