The Earth is changing fast! Polar Bear's ice is melting. Gazelle's savanna is turning into a desert. Tortoise's waters are poisoned. Toucan's rainforest is disappearing.
How bad is it? Gorilla calls all the animals to a summit. They have to talk. When they realize that humans are behind the destruction, they must act quickly. Should they send them to another planet? Maybe the humans need their help? The animals write a letter to remind humans how they were meant to live on this Earth. And how to turn things around before it's too late.
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My essay "We Can All be Writers" appears in the anthology, Chronicling the Days published by Guernica Editions.
"It’s Nisha Coleman’s reflection on the surge of online material in those early weeks, however, that spells out the raison d’être of this collection. In it, she describes “a clear and urgent desire to share. Not masterpieces, not carefully crafted content. Perfection wasn’t the point. The point, it seemed, was simply connecting.” As a record of that shared impulse, Chronicling the Days deserves its print run."
- Literary review of Canada
*Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris
In 2005, Nisha travelled to France to be with what she hoped was the love of her life. Instead, she stayed three years, playing her violin and finding a new sense of passion for music and her own independence. A different kind of love story, Coleman allows the reader a rare glimpse into the world of a street violinist in Paris. Her journey features a mosaic of characters and a tale that transforms from initial hardship to ultimate triumph. Busker is a moving story of someone who went to Paris for love and found her life.
*BUSKER is currently out of print. Check your local library and follow my Facebook page for updates on the forthcoming reprint.