November 21, 2009

The Rebellious Sixties? Yes, I Remember

One of the blogging voices that I enjoy the most is Mac 'The Daddy' Walton. He comes strong and he comes correct. I am pleased to see that he is now a published author as well. I encourage villagers to take a moment to check out his new book -- The Rebellious Sixties? Yes I Remember.

Mac wrote, "Listen up. As an African American, a student of American history and a person who sometimes entertains the illusion that he is a writer, I had been trying to write this book for a long time. It weaves a historic yet personal tale about the excitement and the danger about the turbulent sixties. It shares a personal story, or stories, about this period as a learning experience which helped shape who we, the children of the sixties, are today and the values we try to inculcate in our children."

The poems in Section II are personal. The heroes discussed in Section III are primarily political. But the signature poem in the second part of Section III is intensely personal, involving two college students' deep, undeniable love, painful, unforgettable loss, and bitter-sweet memories that neither time, maturity, or subsequent affairs could erase from the heart.

"Ultimately, it was these intensely personal memories set in the midst of the civil rights, Black power, and anti-war movements and my attempt to recall them honestly that took this book so long to write," said Walton
This book was written in memory of Emmett Till, a 14 year old Black manchild whose brutal and tragic death sparked increased protest and the end of apartheid in the southern part of the United States of America.

1 comment:

MacDaddy said...

Villager: Thanks for the shoutout. I really appreciate it. Blessings.