Jesse CRAIGNOU

Coming from a multinational multicultural family I learnt many languages and to deal with many cultures… This has shown me the importance of words and communication. Words are sweet water to my lips… For lack of a better word I’ll make up my own if I have to… if it serves the purpose of my writing… words are all yet sometimes words are not enough… From the minute I could write I wrote… on everything and anything I could fin to write on… I wrote I wrote I wrote… and I haven’t stopped writing yet… My first memory of writing was at home writing my name on my little blackboard… My father came to correct it… and writing was on for me from that moment on… There was a time poetry belonged in popular culture before it was held hostage by the elite… In many respects and ways I have long felt I belong in those days… People quoted and cited lines from poems as people today sing along the streets… And words were their music… A couple of years ago one of my students presented a piece of his work about Louise BENNETT -the first Jamaican woman poet- and he got me thinking on how I wish I could go back to the dawn of writing… to be the first person ever to write the first book in his language… the first fiction… Or even… Bulgarian born Elias CANETTI who, from wanting so much to understand the private thoughts his parents shared in German, went on to become one of the greatest German writers of his time and beyond… because with writing comes history… and come stories… and communication… My main interests belong in life, people and nature. People usually don’t see the surrealistic aspects of their life… when I do… Most of my endeavours are about communication… and my writings are very oral in fact… they are meant to be heard and said more than read… even if one should indeed enjoy reading them… whether books, texts, poems or songs they would easily find their way to the radio or stage… and I have recorded a few that I offer for sale now… I also write for business and communication as well as for children… in a style that blends fact and fiction as well as poetry and prose… writing about people for people… Most of my books come in French and in English.

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To Think I Ran

I certainly hope Iran hasn’t seen the last of me yet… I simply had to pay tribute to such a beautiful country with such wonderful people and such an amazing culture… Having very little memory very few memories of Iran I chose to pay tribute to Iranians… Iran is often confused with a country with …

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Booster Shot

A Booster Shot to secure the benefits of my other books… More and more stories about people for people… because everyday life is usually stranger than fiction… do you ever wonder what lies yonder ? A new collection of extremely varied styles and stories for the discerning reader seeking a challenging reading… Love and war and nature …

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Keeping Me Company

In Keeping Me Company women have the lead… Women have always played a key role in my life and I more than long wanted to pay them a fair tribute… and what better could I do than tell their story ? Women bring us into this world and often see us go before them… They can be together …

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Visionary Mountains

arises from an idea I developed with one of my narrators Helen LLOYD… born of the pleasure of working together… Visionary Mountains is a collection of Helen’s choice of readings of some of my works from a reader’s point of view… The short stories here are about people for people… as usual… people like you …

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Learning & Teaching English

Learning & Teaching English is for all those who teach, train and coach or learn English… To suggest and offer support, resources, material, and ideas in English to all professionals and individuals, English teachers and students wishing to learn and / or further their command of English… as well as teacher and trainer training and …

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