Author Daniel Barasa’s Poetry Collection was Featured at the 2012 New York Library Association

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Universal Themes of Love and Faith Abound in Poetry Book about Africa

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With its rich history, culture, and interesting way of life, Africa is a continent that has always fascinated people. Life there, however, is not without struggles. Drawing inspiration from this place, author Daniel Barasa shares “The Myra Tree,” a poetry collection covering a wide range of topics from love to politics, break ups to falling in love, violence to reconciliations and most of all the divine power of the supernatural being people call God.

The poems in this compilation are about Africa and the way of life in the continent, particularly in Kenya. The sayings and proverbs used are translated to English but still keen to preserve their context. Most of works in “The Myra Tree” are linked are linked by a common name Myra or Mesh, who are the main personas. Myra being a beautiful lady and Mesh being a young handsome lad, they tell their stories and their experiences in ways lovers would. Other personas have their own ordeals and short comings that make their stories distinct and natural fitting their characters.

Filled with rhythm and rhyme, the poetic pieces of “The Myra Tree” are related to everyone and not just Africans alone since the message of love or the praising of God have a universal and common way and none can claim to do it differently.

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About the Author
Daniel Khisa Barasa was born in Kenya, he is the fourth of nine siblings. He has a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and currently residing in Vancouver, Canada.

The Myra Tree * by Daniel Barasa
Publication Date: June 25, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 48 pages; 978-1-4628-9259-4

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