It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to speak with Ms. Kauffman today. As she speaks about in the interview, her novels have a unique southern flair that provides a window into a rich segment of American history. Drawing from actual life experiences and events, she has crafted the novel, Southern Attraction.
I hope you all enjoy the interview as much as I did and check out Southern Attraction.
Q: Tell me a little about yourself, and how you got
interested in writing?
Colorism - The Plague of Black
You've heard it all before, haven't you?
What about these?
you've heard whites emphasize our color as they are retelling a story about an
encounter with a black person, "Well this BLACK woman said to me .
LOG HOP AUTHOR
is the working title of your
of Egypt, which will be out this
Folsom on Fire, a literary
did the idea come from for
The Founding Fathers were Cowards.
It's time for a New Civil Rights Movement for All
Why weren’t the Founding Fathers,
whom conservatives love to extol their so-called virtues and wisdom, so
great? Let me use the words of a
man far wiser than I to put this into context.
is not a nation of savages. There
is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than
are the people of the United States at this very hour.
Why Black Women are
not Black Queens or Divas
Not a Black Queen or a Diva, you
No . . . because you are far more
Oh . . . but I have done it now,
you might say! I suppose every
Black person is now looking at that picture on the dresser or entertainment
stand with the picture of themselves or their female relative with their hand
on their hip and their head sassily tilted skyward. Above or beneath the photo, written or engraved, is the
is a Self-Esteem Killer
I wroteFolsom on Fire
Why did I write the novelFolsom on Fire? Well frankly, that is actually an easy
question to answer. As a black gay
male, I know what it is to be one of the faces at the “bottom of the well,” to
borrow a quote from the late Harvard professor, Derrick Bell. And for how long have those who are
black, women or gay been relegated to the lower level of society's well? Who shall tell their stories? Who shall give them a voice?
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified over 1,018
Hate Groups in the United States as of 2011. Gay marriage, the “War on Women”, racist comments and
depictions of President Obama seek to divide the country even further. Eric Holder, the U.