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Deo's global acclaim

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HE has done it again.

Inspirational author Amitesh Deo's writing has taken him to another part of the globe — this time with world's leading — Time Magazine.

Known for his book Amma...A frail wooden door, the fiction attracted readers from around the world who ordered from as far as India.

In an interview, he described the achievement as a breathtaking one considering the poem titled Children by Soul — Let's Protect Them was not printed locally.

"I had sent it to The Fiji Times last year but didn't see it get printed so I left it at that," he said.

"I have a feeling that the newspaper company could have sent it to an international organisation which Time Magazine got hold of and they contacted me.

"I am not sure but if they did, I am grateful.

"You can imagine how shocked I was and had to hold my breath as they explained to me their interest to publish my poem."

Part of the poem talks about a real life experience in which Mr Deo shares about how working people usually fail to appreciate their loved ones and dedicate some time to them.

"We spend most of our time working and when we get back home in the evenings, we go straight to bed or do other things without realising that our loved ones like our children want some of our time.

"It happened to me once and I made a promise to never do that again and always give time to my loved ones, especially children.

"I have received emails from the magazine company and keeping in touch about my poem.

"I am so excited about this."





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