"Find the Flower that Blossoms"

"Find the Flower that Blossoms"
The Must read for 2011!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

White People in Africa?

As people ask me about the book and how it ends, without giving it all away, I've told people that the main character, Ashley, and her husband Adisa move to Ghana, West Africa. Everyone I've mentioned this to has had somewhat of an awkward response. I'm not sure, but some of that may be because my main character is White. Since the overwhelming majority of people here know absolutely nothing about Africa, I think it's difficult for most people to see a move to Africa as realistic. A big part of making that a part of the story is to contribute towards eliminating negative and ignorant opinions about Africa. There's no justification for being ignorant about Africa. She is the mother of world civilization. She's the first place mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 2, verse 13), and she is the creator of some of the world's first civilizations. She is also the mother of some 50 million inhabitants of this country. If you want to decrease your ignorance about Africa history, try picking up some of the following books:

The World and Africa - W.E.B. Dubois
Africa, Mother of World Civilizations - Dr. Ben
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney
Neo-Colonialism - Kwame Nkrumah

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