On Saturday, March 30, 2019, I released "The Paradox Principles" on Amazon Publishing. The book is available in paperback and Kindle versions through Amazon. This is a continuation of the story told in "Find the Flower that Blossoms (2010)" and "The Courage Equation (2015)." With all three books that makes almost 1500 pages of anti-capitalist, pro-human, anti-white supremacy, anti-patriarchy, pro-socialist, pro-Pan-African, pro-women and non-men literature I've produced over the last 10 years and as long as I'm living, this won't be the last one. A summary of "The Paradox Principles" is below:
Not long after she is publicly accepted as the first white member in a revolutionary Black organization in Ghana, Boahinmaa’s black husband is the target of a brutal attack. The organization believes the attack was retaliation for its role in thwarting white supremacist assaults against an inner-city community within the U.S., but some elements within the organization blame Boahinmaa’s presence as a white woman for the attack against her husband. This dissident group builds a campaign demanding Boahinmaa’s ouster. As internal dissent and distrust grows, forces supportive of Boahinmaa’s presence develop enough evidence exposing what they believe happened. When Boahinmaa and her trusted colleagues begin making public accusations about the attack, a terrifying reign of terror is unleased against them that reaches far beyond what any neo-Nazi group could be capable of.
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On December 10, 2014, Raider International Publishing House in New York, NY, released The Courage Equation. This 542 page literary fiction piece is an extremely creative and clever narrative centered on issues of white supremacy and patriarchy with a suspense filled story-line.
The adventure is told through the eyes of Boahinmaa Omawale. She and her husband Adisa organize a group of activists from Accra, Ghana, and the San Francisco, Bay Area, to unite to carry out a clandestine seek and destroy mission against the leaders of a violent white supremacist group in Oregon after a growing number of young Black boys start turning up missing.
The power of this book is in its courage in addressing the elephant in the room in oppressed communities and social justice movements; the role of patriarchy in subjugating the women in those communities and movements. Boahinmaa and the other women in this story address sexism from their male comrades during the mission, and other critical issues such as rape culture, in head on and thoughtful ways that give all of us reasons to rethink and challenge how we understand those issues. In addition, a unique aspect of this story is the positive way in which Africa is represented. Strong women and men in Ghana, who are focused on self-determination and independence, are the foundation of the community Boahinmaa and Adisa live in. Boahinmaa, as a white woman in an interracial relationship who lives in Africa, gives perspective on how to exist within an African organization in a healthy and productive way. Plus, her honest and intimate interactions with Black women provide classic insight into those relationships that are rarely explored in literature and popular culture. Finally, the group’s bold decision to unapologetically fight fire with fire is an urgent departure from the dominant narrative that oppressed communities must always suffer silently or at least non-violently.
The Courage Equation is the second novel published by author/activist Ahjamu Umi. The book can be purchased through all online book sites and by order through any bookstore. More information about the dynamic activist work by the author, including information on his activist and literary workshops, can be found through his website at www.abetterworld.me
"Find the Flower that Blossoms" came out in 2010. It's the pre-quel to "The Courage Equation." It's the story of Ashley Summer's struggles after the death of her best friend and the resulting turmoil her and Adisa experience as a result of the tragedy at the hands of the white supremacists. It's a story about white supremacy, African identity, institutional racism, women's empowerment, rape culture, and how to persevere through adversity.
"Find the Flower" is a 362 page novel published in 2010