Advertisements
Archive | Books RSS feed for this section

The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: The Final Journey


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Well, we have reached the end of the road. It has been a privilege to review this brilliantly produced mini-series based on Lawrence Hill’s book, “The Book Of Negroes”. As I previously said, no stone was left unturned and no emotion untouched. Kudos to everyone involved with this project. […]

Continue reading

The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Five


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week’s episode of The Book Of Negroes was bathed in history. The heart and soul of the story was firmly in place, creating context for the title of the film. To quickly summarize, with the British now defeated, Animata registers the Black Loyalists in The Book Of Negroes […]

Continue reading

The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Four


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week, Animata escaped to a black ghetto town in New York – Canvas Town – at the same time as the American Revolution broke out in New York. Her escape from Solomon Lindo was assisted by an influential Black innkeeper named Sam Fraunces (Cuba Gooding Jr.) The acting […]

Continue reading

The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Three


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week, we were introduced to the adult Animata, impeccably portrayed by Aunjanue Ellis. The story surrounded Animata’s adjustment to her new home in The Carolinas while deflecting the affections of the two men who own her. I have to say that the acting was extremely powerful and the […]

Continue reading

The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Two


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC During last week’s premiere episode of The Book Of Negroes, my eyes were absolutely glued to the TV screen. Not only was the story told in a compelling and authentic manner, but also the acting was sheer perfection and the cinematography mesmerizing. It does not get better than this. […]

Continue reading

The Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes Debuts On CBC Television On Wednesday


Here in Canada, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel, “The Book Of Negroes“, will premiere on Wednesday, January 7th on CBC Television at 8:00 PM. The Official CBC Press Release states: “The internationally co-produced, six-part miniseries follows the story of an African woman named Aminata Diallo, played by Aunjanue Ellis, who […]

Continue reading

A Masterclass Interview With Author And Screenplay Writer, Dale Fowler, Author Of CrissCross And The Shroud


I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with prolific playwright and author, Dale Fowler. It was a wonderful and insightful conversation. Dale lead me through his complex and intriguing world in his multi-faceted career as a writer and author. Initially introduced to Dale via an acquaintance on Facebook, Julio Varela (thank you, […]

Continue reading
Through Our Eyes By Pamela Pike

Through Our Eyes Offers A Resounding Perspective On The David Archuleta Phenomenon


I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed author Pamela Pike’s book about the enormously talented David Archuleta. This wonderful book, which includes detailed interviews with fans and musicians alike, perfectly summarizes why David Archuleta has continued to be an unstoppable force since his outstanding journey on American Idol three seasons ago. His talent is […]

Continue reading

David Archuleta Releases Memoir Of Soul, Song And The Power Of Perseverance


Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance American Idol Season 7 Top 2 Finalist, David Archuleta, is releasing his first book, a memoir of his musical and personal journey to date, on June 1st! I know I will be purchasing this book. David has so much to offer  – his enormous vocal […]

Continue reading