'If you haven't read Roald Dahl, you're missing out'

I never realised how I was attracting negative occurrences to myself.



Dedra L. Stevenson, author of The Hakima's Tale trilogy and co-founder of Women in Film and Television UAE
Dedra L. Stevenson, author of The Hakima's Tale trilogy and co-founder of Women in Film and Television UAE

By Staff reporter

Published: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 8:02 PM

Last updated: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 10:48 AM

What book are you reading at the moment?

I've just started reading Soul Shifts by Dr. Barbara De Angelis. It urges you to transform the way you relate to yourself, others, and the world.

What are the books that shaped your outlook and changed your life?

Well, I must say that The Secret did change my outlook significantly. I never realised how I was attracting negative occurrences to myself, and simply by shifting my thoughts, I have begun to change my life completely.

What books would you pass on to your kids to read and treasure?

As a writer, I'd hope that they treasure the books that I've written myself - The Hakima's Tale books and Desert Magnolia. But other than these, I've recently begun to read the series, A Song of Ice and Fire. I think kids would enjoy and treasure that too.

What books can you never tire of reading over and over again?

I love re-reading good books - because they ensure I'm never really bored. I absolutely loved The Help by Kathryn Stockett, as it relates to Southern life. I've read it twice already, and I'm sure I could read it again and again. I also absolutely love Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I can't even count how many times I've read the books and seen the movie.

Name a book you believe every person must pick up at least once in their lives.

I think if you haven't read a Roald Dahl book at least once in your life, you're missing out. My favourite out of all his works was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, because it made my imagination run wild. Imagine a river made of chocolate and trees that tasted like candy - now, that's the stuff of great imagination.


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