(Photo by L. Buchanan – @Brookfield Place NYC)
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Whether or not the books I publish this Spring will change my reader’s true perspective on racism, it won’t matter because people will continue to be themselves despite a better understanding of systematic racism. Maybe at this point if I’m doubting myself, it might be time to think about an incentive for the people who read my books. However, the challenge with creating an incentive for potential readers is that I first must get people to buy my books.
Today, I’m on the final nine day writing sprint of Bourgeoisie I. So, late June or early July, I’ll have a pre-order link available so people can get their hands on it first!
By then, instead of a feature photo of me like the one above, book-less, my dry ass hands will be holding my first book with a sexy cover designed, and titled Bourgeoisie I.
Don’t believe me? Well, you just watch:)
Back to the incentive, and why would you buy Bourgeoisie I?
First of all, I need to hear more people saying it! Believe me or not, I don’t have the proper enunciation of the word ‘Bourgesoisie down yet. But when people have asked me about it lately I tended to get it right, or at least no one has corrected me. Maybe I have said it enough so it sounds right, then my north American accent often makes me want to skip the rolling of the suffix, and relax my tongue on the, ‘ZHwä’.
(FYI – you don’t, maybe that was my problem)
You can also practice saying Bourgeoisie with me by telling people about it. Mention it’ll be the first of it’s kind. Don’t believe me? Try researching a book, or a story that specifically fixed racism. But first understand what ‘fix’ means.
You may find a lot of scholarly articles that articulate different understandings and perspectives of racism, especially by culture, but none that fix it.
Divine IX will be written in three installments; Bourgeoisie I, Bourgeois II, and Boujee III. All novels will be narrated by the main character, Rigil. He’ll share nine unique stories giving a perspective on racism, people using social media & cell phones, and what happens when black people stop giving God all the credit in their life.
This is no religious put down, fight against systems of oppression, nor do I need to be recognized for a monumental story that some people will have to put into a suspension of belief to comprehend. But if you passed writing 121 with flying colours the first time, you’ll be one of the few people who can read me correctly without question.
To put it best, the Divine IX series is a fictional narrative written by a black man in his early 30s. The novel is based on nine true suicidal stories, finally told by Rigil for three reasons; to fix racism, explain social media and cell phone usage, and to put God in it’s place. I understand using the word God, and suicide, it may have already created a stigma, but I cannot care for the moment. I also understand these are real issues in society, but the more people allow the stigma, the less help will be ‘asked for’ from those who indeed need it.
Now, let’s discuss cognitive dissonance, whom Rigil the main character telling the nine suicidal stories, will put into your face for perspective.
I should also clarify something else – when I say he fixes racism through his suicidal stories, this is all done in the context of this story. This is all done by me writing the perfect story that can only take place in a fictitious city in America named Port Avanti.
There is a bit of a sci-fi twist to the story, but I wouldn’t let that get in the way of why this former All-American athlete decides to leave sports at 23, and turn down several multi-million dollar investment opportunities to re-create a childhood broken by systems people still fight daily.
Did I mention he’s an immigrant? So, don’t label him, because the 2-million plus people of Port Avanti, of course now the world’s most technological advanced city today, has already done so. And with his stories he writes on SpaceLook, the largest social media platform in use, he shuts the people up almost immediately.
In all fairness he’s a harmless individual, but much too intelligent for even the world’s most advanced cities. Claiming middle-class, bourgeois, the essence of the Divine IX stories are written after his building get’s severely damaged during a riot in the city. He writes to the bourgeois to say, “fuck you”, for the damages their riots caused to the bottom three floors of his one and only capitol investment. The last for that matter.
Fortunately, he lives in the penthouse of that building, so the damage was a write-off. But from 33 levels above the bullshit, he also shits on top of those same protesting people every morning.
After he publishes the final suicidal stories on SpaceLook, which will be the origin told in Boujee III, he fixes racism again, and nearly kills the use of cell phones and social media in Port Avanti. And as a global influential city, many people around the world soon followed…
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Please stay tuned for more chapter previews of Bourgeoisie I .
The incentives for reading my books are told between the lines of each novel I plan to write and self-publish. And I plan for a lot in the following years.
It’ll be fun. Thank you for reading.
Going forward I will be publishing under a pen name to protect the privacy and identity of my family, friends, and former colleagues. Please respect it. If you’ve known me by my real name I will still respond, I am not changing my identity. Thank you!
I'm passionate about my story, so I challenge my readers to be as well if they aren't already. I once thought long & hard about the challenges we give ourselves daily, of finding an eternal feeling of joy and abundance. Through inspirational explorations of my past, I attempt to influence others to find theirs. Here on @vehicledigest.net you'll see what allows me to display my enthusiastic lifestyle; whether it be through creativity, elegance, or wit.