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Demode Magazine Interviews Novelist Robert Barclay | Exclusive

We are delighted to announce that Demode Magazine featured Robert Barclay as a prominent writer. Demode Magazine covers the latest fashion, lifestyle, leadership, and literature developments occurring worldwide.

The article “Unveiling the Wordsmith—Robert Barclay’s Impact on Literature and Culture,” featured in Demode Magazine’s literature section, spotlights Robert Barclay’s book The Diary of Katy Yehonala, which marks the beginning of The Butterfly Dynasty series.

This tale of love and family, intertwined with historical significance, introduces readers to heroines Katy and Clara Yehonala, descendants of Empress Cixi of Qing Dynasty China. The choice of butterflies as a symbol ties into the Mirabal sisters’ resistance against oppression in the Dominican Republic, adding depth to the narrative’s feminist undertones. 

Barclay’s journey from an English village to his current home in Australia, enriched by experiences in war-torn Vietnam and Cambodia, shapes his storytelling. His novels, including The Diary of Katy Yehonala, delve into themes such as women’s empowerment, environmental issues, and societal values. Demode Magazine’s interview with Barclay sheds light on his creative process, the significance of his characters’ journeys against historical backdrops, and his approach to creating immersive settings.

Additionally, Demode Magazine discusses Barclay’s latest works, Cassie’s Song and The Girl in the Orphanage, which contribute to the overarching themes explored in The Butterfly Dynasty series.

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He hints at future works exploring personal sacrifice, the price of fame, and repressed grief, demonstrating his commitment to crafting thought-provoking literary fiction.

Through Barclay’s unique blend of personal experiences and imaginative storytelling, readers are invited on a captivating journey that transcends borders and eras, offering insight into the human condition and the power of resilience in the face of adversity.

Within Demode Magazine’s article, the most common reader questions about the Butterfly Dynasty Series are answered.

Read on for an exclusive excerpt…

Demode Magazine: ‘But why butterflies?’ 

Barclay: ‘Here, we must travel to the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa, are remembered worldwide for spreading ripples of defiance against the dictator Rafael Trujillo and were known as “las mariposas” (the butterflies).’ Read more here

Demode Magazine: ‘What is their legacy today?’

Barclay: ‘The sisters became a symbol of resistance for their unwavering efforts to organise a revolution despite abuse and arrests until their assassination on November 25, 1960. The fallen Mirabals are commemorated today on the anniversary of their death, now known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

‘These lost sisters and their iconic symbol of the butterfly have become woven into the fabric of the feminist movement spreading throughout the world, becoming an archetype for the continuing fight against gender-based violence and subjugation everywhere.’

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'I am deeply grateful to Demode Magazine for featuring me in their prestigious publication. I am humbled by the opportunity to share my thoughts and insights with their readership.'
Robert Barclay

Demode Magazine’s article marks the launch of the third Butterfly Dynasty Book – Cassie’s Song.

Cassie’s Song is a searing story of love, glamour, and brutality…

Cassie’s Song tells the story of three women’s journeys. One confronts moving on with her life after her husband’s murder. One is at the peak of her fame on the world concert stage. One is a passionate fighter for the environment against murderous corporations destroying the world’s rainforests.

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