The idea for writing my upcoming book ‘Ethnic Escapism and the Black Burden’ came about by chance. This was nearly six years ago whilst doing a university final year elective. The module was called ‘the Politics of Race and Diaspora’, and I got hooked on many case studies of migration which included key historical and political events. Not content with recording a distinction grade in the module, I felt an urge to make a bigger contribution. I was conflicted on how to go about things and would vacilliate from enthusiasm one day to self-doubt and trying to talk myself out of doing it the next day. It was daunting, I didn’t initially have many supportive voices around me and I wanted to do it justice if I chose to finally stick it out. Eventually, I took my efforts to another level in 2018, and despite work and study commitments, persevered. I’ve really put my everything into its production in the belief that you – the reader – will enjoy it. This motivation is what has helped me get out of bed most mornings, and I look forward to your ratings and feedback.
Anyway, enough about me, I want to encourage you, especially the writers amongst you that if you put your mind to something, you will achieve it, no matter how clichéd it sounds. I wish you well in all of your endeavors and feel free to email me, even if you have further questions on the above, or would like a brief word of encouragement and solidarity.
Godspeed and much grace to you all.