Did you know that Christian Filostrat linked his nonfiction title, Negritude Agonistes, Assimilation against Nationalism in the French-speaking Caribbean and Guyane, with his novel, The Beggars’ Pursuit? The connection has to do with the activities of the negritude proponents, Aimé Césaire, Léon Damas, and Leopold Sédar Senghor, when they were students in Paris, circa 1936. By the way, The Beggars’ Pursuit is a political thriller with a clever plot.
The man has courage. He spent nine years in jail after he was sentenced for a crime (actually two crimes) that he did not commit. Click the book cover to find out more.
Don Bragg won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, A pole vaulter from New Jersey. Went to Villanova. He likes to tell stories and wrote a great book, Kamp Olympik. Listen to him on Youtube. Don Bragg on Youtube. The first video in the playlist tells why he spelled it that way. He has a great story about Muhammad Ali too. The Greatest came to the camp in the NJ Pine Barrens. The kids mainly came from Newark, Jersey City. Some from Philadelphia.
Welcome to AHLP’s blog. You should get to know our authors and their books. Christian Filostrat and The Beggars’ Pursuit, Don Bragg and Kamp Olympik, and Kenneth Brown and The System Versus the Law are the first topics.
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