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The Kings of West Africa

A petty noble emerges; a void or a vacuum, leftovers of a great war or famine is filled by his dominion and something new is born. It grows, consuming all in its path, for stability in empire is mostly secured … Continue reading

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Will Our Passing be a Whisper?

Our lives are like a pebble thrown into a placid pond – the ripples of which expand to reach even the distant ends of the waters, touching the lives of people great and small as they extend out. Some of … Continue reading

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“Lords of Misrule” – A Joel D. Hirst Interview in Istanbul

I gave an interview to an Istanbul, Turkey based journal on my new novel “Lords of Misrule“. You can read it below – and if you speak Turkish you can go here. 1) How did you decide to write this … Continue reading

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Joel D. Hirst – Independent Author Network Interview

I welcome you to read an interview I gave for the Independent Author Network about my most recent novel “Lords of Misrule.” Joel Hirst-The IAN Interview Joel D. Hirst Joel D. Hirst is a writer and novelist. Author of the … Continue reading

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We Are All From Somewhere

I’m on my way back to Denver now – a short time in DC; ending a life, starting another. Not a different life, not really, just in a different place – which is the same thing, isn’t it? Or is … Continue reading

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A Thousand Days in Mali

A thousand days – a lot can happen in a thousand days. In Mali, a lot has happened in a thousand days. As I leave this poor, landlocked African country – seat of ancient mystery – I have a lot to … Continue reading

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