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Daya Devi Doolin

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Martha Tucker had been a mid-size city's first lady. Her husband died and she wrote about Black American leadership in a book called, THE MAYOR'S WIFE WORE SAPPHIRES, a political thriller, a rare genre for a Black female writer when erotica was the rage. Janice Lauderdale--a female minister who took up the cause of protecting the elderly from abuse after her aunt was abused. Everyone writes about the youth, but she became the advocate of of the elderly in WEALTH OF THE WICKED: An American Tragedy of Elderly Abuse. Nothing like it has ever been written. Stan Allotey came to Paris after many visits from his hometown,Ghana. In his novel, THE EYE OF AN EAGLE, he recorded for history the tragedy and triumphs of an African Student who escapes a coup and lands at UCLA, where the culture clash took him to Skid Row. Only his inner strength found the education and discipline to return triumphantly to Ghana. Yolantha Harrison-Pace--shares the rare voice of her diary entries: HERE'S TO HAITI: Kiss, America, Kiss!!! The only African American female to see the bowels of Haiti's ugliness and beauty before 2010s' devastating earthquake. Haiti, the enigma on North American soil with a starving boy on the side of a mountain who sends kisses to America. What truth would there be without these emerging voices of the 21st? A part of American history and culture would be missing without such individuals taking their voices across almost impossible lines. Here's to Paris--the mother of intrigue.

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