New Book Urges Readers to Examine Beliefs, Reevaluate Actions

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Author Simon Dinkala awakens readers to daily reality of African life

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The human reality is a disarray of sad truths and within this complex latticework of input and outcome lies the guilty bestowal of faulty human behaviors. It is this notion that author Simon Dinkala candidly highlights in his debut book, "Crispy Stories in the Tropics: Histoires Croustillantes Sous Les Tropiques" (published by Xlibris), a collection of insightful short stories that dissects the entrails of human connections.

"Crispy Stories in the Tropics: Histoires Croustillantes Sous Les Tropiques" tells about the mundane, everyday situations of African life. Many of these stories revolve around the forbidden fruit and the conquering of another’s heart by using a fetish, making him helplessly captivated. There are numerous stories of jealousy, envy and significant human interactions that involve and evoke strong emotions. A concoction of both fictional elements and real events, these stories allow for the discovery of different realities and the rediscovery of things experienced or heard. The author, with unpretentious audacity, unveils negative extremes that expose the readers to the dark forces negatively impacting people's lives. This emphasis on the polar negative makes for a stimulating theme that the author hopes could incite the much needed change in retrograde behaviors.

"Despite the technological improvement today, across various areas of civilization, there remain sides in the heart of the human being that still need much work, including sensitization," says Dinkala. "These stories must challenge everyone who is connected with the behaviors we adopt."

With its bold and direct take on the oft shied upon issues, "Crispy Stories in the Tropics: Histoires Croustillantes Sous Les Tropiques" offers some valuable insights that urge readers to reevaluate their personally held beliefs and actions.

“Crispy Stories in the Tropics: Histoires Croustillantes Sous Les Tropiques”
By Simon Dinkala
Hardcover | 6x9in | 416 pages | ISBN 9781503564411
Softcover | 6x9in | 416 pages | ISBN 9781503564428
E-Book | 416 pages | ISBN 9781503564435
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Simon Dinkala was born in a village in Central Kongo on March 3, 1953. He studied Psychology and Development. He has long worked in the Congolese Administration then in the UN system including UNICEF and UNDP. He is currently serving in the Canadian Administration in his country, the DRC. Dinkala loves humor and writes a lot of little jokes that he plans to release soon. He is also an artist-musician and already has four music albums not yet placed on the market. In the field of cinema, he is just finishing writing a television series of more or less 100 episodes linking usefulness with pleasure around an oddly particular class. To make things better, he follows on line lessons at Cinecours (Canada).

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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