Congratulations are in order for the Hon. Andrew Holness on being elected the new prime minister of Jamaica. Mr. Holness is the youngest elected prime minister in Jamaica’s history.
Last week Wednesday, I presented my new book, Afrika’s Struggle: His Experiential Journey to faculty and students at Queens College – CUNY. The attendees glowingly praised the presentation and the Q & A session was highly interactive.
Currently, my book is on display (see pictures below) at Queens College – CUNY.
Be sure to come out to see Karl in Hartford, Connecticut. I will be doing a “reading” from my new book, Afrika’s Struggle: His Experiential Journey and will be participating in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Fiona Vernal (UConn Department of History). You may bring your print copy of my new book to be autographed or you may purchase one at the event.
The day before my presentation at Harvard University, I requested a dry run with my Harvard sponsors. Important note, preparation is key and even the late Steve Jobs is known for his rehearsals before his renowned presentations.
After the rehearsal, the main critique is that I heavily emphasized the scholarship of my book. However, the Harvard sponsors recommended that I put equal emphasis on selling the book. They are impressed with the book’s exemplary scholarship I presented in the rehearsal. Albeit, they (already read the book) wanted me to talk about the rich details of the book’s narrative, also. The objective is to give enough information to excite the audience about the book without “giving away the store.”
Be sure to visit this page, in the future, for my upcoming blogs on pertinent subject areas.
For example, I’ll be writing about the African burial ground discovered in East Harlem. Interestingly, it follows the discovery of another African burial ground on Wall Street. Both discoveries allow the revision of the historical record to reflect slavery in New York via a clearer prism.