Blood and Koka Kola

By Christodoulos Moisa

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Blood And Koka Kola

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A book of short stories written by New Zealand born writer Christodoulos Moisa.

Chris' Moisa  is an award winning poet and artist born in 1948 of Greek Cypriot immigrant parents. For further biographical details and to read some of his short stories see www.moisa-artist.com. Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christodoulos_Moisa

The 24 stories chosen involve a variety of themes on social, political or philosophical conundrums. Some end with a twist. They are not the usual short stories that deal with the minutiae of life but address universal themes. The stories find their own setting which may be landscapes inspired by Cyprus and New Zealand or imaginative landscapes found in Russia or Greece.

Chris' up One Eyed Press in 1977 to publish the works of poets whose work could not find a publisher. Among those poets was Peter Olds, Konrad Kuiper, Iain Sharp and Wyn Jones.

Chris' last book a poem titled THE DESERT which also was turned down by publishers drew the following critical comments:

“Amazing ... This poem is excellent and so profound, very evocative of an immigrant child’s experience. New Zealand and Europe: so dissonant and yet somehow harmonious. Really resonated for me ...” - Deb Filler

“This poem is beautiful ... Real quality redolent of the sixties ... The Greek characters are infused in seamlessly ... It was a joy to read.” - Ian Sinclair

“Chris’ Moisa’s extraordinary poem ... Has taken me by surprise ... I was overwhelmed by what I read I was gripped and horrified and amused and uplifted, by my first reading - followed by a second reading that confirmed all these impressions - but more than that, I was totally bowled away by its construction. The poem is not just an amazing recounting of Chris’s life and times, it is a carefully and passionately constructed kaleidoscope in poetry of how he sees himself in historical, general, particular and imaginary circumstances, as well as how he views the world through a lens that is at moments microscopic then opens itself to the wider angles of fate, accident and juxtaposition ... The poem is a poetic memoir, a chronicle, a story of adventure and discovery, and a reflection of human experience, and on the mysteries, terrors, rewards and exaltations of all existence.”
- Kevin Ireland

“I absolutely loved it and feel it has power equal to that of The Wasteland”
- Carol Webb

Previous experience points to a 300 page, A5, coloured cover edition of 100-200 copies will cost $4,000.  This will include proofreading, typography and design. The plan is to, soon after the hard copy publication, publish BLOOD AND KOKA KOLA as an e-book justifying this initial cost.


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2012-09-30 14:47:52 +1300
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George Georgakakos
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Niki Thoma
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Myrto Tattaraki Kenny
2012-09-08 16:39:44 +1200

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Blood And Koka Kola

Project 2012-08-06 05:39:28 +1200

A book of short stories written by New Zealand born writer Christodoulos Moisa.

Chris' Moisa  is an award winning poet and artist born in 1948 of Greek Cypriot immigrant parents. For further biographical details and to read some of his short stories see www.moisa-artist.com. Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christodoulos_Moisa

The 24 stories chosen involve a variety of themes on social, political or philosophical conundrums. Some end with a twist. They are not the usual short stories that deal with the minutiae of life but address universal themes. The stories find their own setting which may be landscapes inspired by Cyprus and New Zealand or imaginative landscapes found in Russia or Greece.

Chris' up One Eyed Press in 1977 to publish the works of poets whose work could not find a publisher. Among those poets was Peter Olds, Konrad Kuiper, Iain Sharp and Wyn Jones.

Chris' last book a poem titled THE DESERT which also was turned down by publishers drew the following critical comments:

“Amazing ... This poem is excellent and so profound, very evocative of an immigrant child’s experience. New Zealand and Europe: so dissonant and yet somehow harmonious. Really resonated for me ...” - Deb Filler

“This poem is beautiful ... Real quality redolent of the sixties ... The Greek characters are infused in seamlessly ... It was a joy to read.” - Ian Sinclair

“Chris’ Moisa’s extraordinary poem ... Has taken me by surprise ... I was overwhelmed by what I read I was gripped and horrified and amused and uplifted, by my first reading - followed by a second reading that confirmed all these impressions - but more than that, I was totally bowled away by its construction. The poem is not just an amazing recounting of Chris’s life and times, it is a carefully and passionately constructed kaleidoscope in poetry of how he sees himself in historical, general, particular and imaginary circumstances, as well as how he views the world through a lens that is at moments microscopic then opens itself to the wider angles of fate, accident and juxtaposition ... The poem is a poetic memoir, a chronicle, a story of adventure and discovery, and a reflection of human experience, and on the mysteries, terrors, rewards and exaltations of all existence.”
- Kevin Ireland

“I absolutely loved it and feel it has power equal to that of The Wasteland”
- Carol Webb

Previous experience points to a 300 page, A5, coloured cover edition of 100-200 copies will cost $4,000.  This will include proofreading, typography and design. The plan is to, soon after the hard copy publication, publish BLOOD AND KOKA KOLA as an e-book justifying this initial cost.


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ECONOMOUS
2012-10-02 16:45:16 +1300
s.esam
2012-10-01 10:11:39 +1300
Richard Wotton
2012-09-30 14:47:52 +1300
Tolis Papazoglou
2012-09-18 18:10:49 +1200
Brit Bunkley
2012-09-13 17:23:49 +1200
Niki Thoma
2012-09-13 00:32:09 +1200
Niki Thoma
2012-09-11 01:59:28 +1200
George Georgakakos
2012-09-10 02:33:47 +1200
Niki Thoma
2012-09-09 02:03:21 +1200
Myrto Tattaraki Kenny
2012-09-08 16:39:44 +1200

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