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Listening To Africa
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Diana gives an overview of the book:

Poet Diana M. Raab travels to the heart of Africa with her family to experience the beauty and fascination of another world. During her safari, she observes the distress, the delight, and the dignity of the humans and animals who live there and parallels them to her own quest for health. She has documented her observations in this poignant collection, Listening to Africa. Susan Wooldridge, the author of poemcrazy: freeing your life with words, says, “Diana M. Raab makes a pilgrimage from the ‘familiar neon of home’ in America to Africa, bringing her family, her passion and her pen. Her moving words carry us with her in narrative poems re- plete with vision, humor and irony. In her inner and outer journey, the poet trans- forms fear and sadness into beauty and love as her heart opens ‘in this place which will remind you of your reason for living.’” And this from Cara...
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Poet Diana M. Raab travels to the heart of Africa with her family to experience the beauty and fascination of another world. During her safari, she observes the distress, the delight, and the dignity of the humans and animals who live there and parallels them to her own quest for health. She has documented her observations in this poignant collection, Listening to Africa. Susan Wooldridge, the author of poemcrazy: freeing your life with words, says, “Diana M. Raab makes a pilgrimage from the ‘familiar neon of home’ in America to Africa, bringing her family, her passion and her pen. Her moving words carry us with her in narrative poems re- plete with vision, humor and irony. In her inner and outer journey, the poet trans- forms fear and sadness into beauty and love as her heart opens ‘in this place which will remind you of your reason for living.’”

And this from Cara Nusinov, author of Unrequited Loves and Other French Kisses: “Diana M. Raab takes us on a joyous poetic journey of words and photos. She juxtaposes her wisdom, essential wellness and depth of feeling in exploring four-legged friends, illness, and hope, making this an extremely powerful collection.”

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About Diana

Since childhood, Diana has been fascinated with the written word. As an only child of working parents, she spent lots of time alone, which she filled with reading a great deal of books and filling the pages of many  journals. She always expressed herself better on the page...

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