It would be rather mind boggling and beyond our realm of logical thought to truly believe the plausibility of our human comprehension, that what we write in words, regardless of language, could somehow, be taken from us. More than anything, words have transported us into the past, into the future and always writing itself in the present. Though we are a world admittedly subservient to the inevitable onslaught of machines, we would be frozen without the use of the written word to convey thoughts and intentions. We write to document, to keep record of people, places and things.Thus, the significance of the finality of what the legions of generations of prolific writers and authors have recorded throughout time must be applauded and celebrated for their capacity to influence our inner curiosities. Rida Elawa is one of these writers! In this age of public drunkenness with social media and overconsumption with what’s trending, Ms. Elawa serves up hard gristle and bone. She examines the sober realities of life and death, and crime and punishment and those cloaked thoughts we might all have from time to time about existence beyond physical dying. Ms. Elawa delves, unabashedly, into the origins of good, evil, God, The Devil, Spirits and the Spiritual and the running debate over the validity of Psychics, in her book, “History of the Unknown.”
In her other work, the compelling “America’s Most Wanted”, Ms. Elawa pays homage to the doggedly determined detectives dedicated to solving the world’s major case serial killer crimes. Writing is among some of Ms. Elawa’s strongest passions. English is her second language and the fact that she wrote, not one, but three books, is a testament to her achievements. Her writing is so detailed, that at times, you’ll notice she gets a little caught up in repetition. Ms. Elawa explains this flaw by saying she wants readers to understand the critical points she’s making. Her work is what it’s meant to be: raw, real and potent enough to shake the collective consciousness. She concerns us and taps into our questions about the frailties of life and the finalities of death, along with those lingering queries’ of what lies …beneath!