Q: How substantial reader interest was generated?
A: A simple comparison between the book cover and its contents!
Book signing event at Indigo Barrhaven, Ottawa on 15 February 2020
January 29, 2017 was a sad day after Alexandre Bissonette opened fire in the Quebec City mosque killing 6 innocent worshippers and injuring 19 of them who were all engrossed in remembering the CREATOR. My book takes up the alarming issue of terrorism and the rising tide of Islamophobia - the editorial writer points out, "The Broken Silence explores the real causes of terrorism and its remedies. It also seeks to help non-Muslims to better understand this ancient religion and calls out to Muslims to explore the real values of Islam and regain its true spirit."
Photo credit with thanks: cbc.ca
These 6 pathetically perished for no fault of theirs! How sad!
These days, when we open up major news outlets on internet, we see in very bold headlines the news about US President's Senate trial - it's loaded with partisan bickering and a sickening state of affairs wherein truth may not prevail! But I am glad that simultaneously a sponsored Ad pops up showing some wonderful collection of newly launched books and among them it shows the bright, sunny cover of 'The Broken Silence' exhibiting hope, struggle and movement - a flowing waterfall moves on undeterred by obstacles. Generally the Ads are not pleasing but this time they are! You may check out the contents of the page by clicking on the link:
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It is my pleasure to inform you all, the dedicated readers wanting to "Enrich your Life" that I will be doing a book signing of 'The Broken Silence' on Saturday, 15 February, 2020 at Ottawa's Barrhaven Indigo Stores from 12 - 5 pm. All are welcome! Visitors from outside Ottawa are welcome to be my guest free of charge - air ticket is yours :)
Here is a comment from FriesenPress's editor about my satirical letter to an editor contained in my book 'The Broken Silence': "Your satirical Letter to the Editor to starve the beetles is simply priceless! The editors were clearly sympathetic by publishing this. Brilliant! Jonathan Swift's (a renown 18th century author) "Modest Proposal" (written and published anonymously in 1729) about Irish Children comes to mind."
Well with this comment, I would leave to the readers to read the satirical letter in my book. I would add that Hassan Minhaj would possibly be able to tell you the passionate story of 'The Broken Silence' beautifully in a performance if he chooses to do one!
A fire beetle on a decayed trunk of a tree.
From a reader in Texas.
From a reader in Ottawa.
From a reader in California.
While jewellery enhances external beauty, 'The Broken Silence' may uplift our spirit.
A reader of 'The Broken Silence' has recently praised the book's concluding message that states, "....I believe that when you give the best to the world, you will get back better than that...."
I keep reminding myself about the message that I have pursued.
Last night, I saw a forwarded message talking about Shafia, a young girl from Ottawa who has developed severe Scolioris - an abnormal and painful curvature of spine which could severely affect the internal organs. This deformity which increases with the passage of time could be corrected through a complex and expensive surgery. Please see: https://www.gofundme.com/f/shafia039s-scoliosis-surgery
I thought, I should do my bit to alleviate the suffering. May God cure and bless Shafia!
A terror attack on London Bridge - sad to note that 2 people are stabbed to death and many got injured. As usual the media points its fingers towards Islam, Muslims, madrassas, mosques without analyzing or recognizing the causes of terrorism.
In 'The Broken Silence', I have done some research to show that it is not religious fervor but misguided reactions to injustices are driving unfortunate acts of terrorism - economic strangulating sanctions on Iraq alone have seen a pathetic toll of more than half a million innocent children dead!
If you are sick and tired of terrorism and looking for remedies, read the book 'The Broken Silence' - in fact everyone should read it and try to eradicate injustices.