This is my fourth month in Ghana, and I’m only just getting into the writing flow!
I originally came to Ghana to do some research for the sequel to my novel ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!‘. It didn’t take long for me to realise that the information I was seeking (around sex rituals) wasn’t to be found here. I spent the first month chilling on the beach in Kokrobite (after my 10-day tour with The Calabash Hub)
And now the flow is finally here; I only tend to write when the inspiration is flowing!
To be honest, I don’t know where all the time has flown to; I’ve missed my three suns, but I haven’t missed the cold weather (I heard it’s snowing in London!)
So after 3 months I’m finally getting down to some work; I’ve been locked away for the past week revising my Self-help novel and Self-help book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ – I’ve even drawn new cover designs!
I made a slight change to the cover design when I started painting it; I did a chain joining the two rings, which was inspired by something one of the brothers said at the first book launch; “The ring is the smallest handcuff ever created by the white man”
All the images on the new cover design for the hardback version of ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual?’ are from the story. The Adinkra Symbol in the middle is called ‘Sesa Wo Suban’ and is symbolic for ‘Transformation’. You are invited to join the main character Suzanne on her 11-year transformational quest for ‘the Truth’ about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, her African ancestry, and the history of the religion she had been indoctrinated into.
I’m aiming to have the revised editions of my books ready for the beginning of my USA tour in May. The novel will come with its complimentary CD ‘Seeds of Love’ (all 13 poems feature in the story!)
I’m looking forward to my sister joining me later this month in Ghana for a week; not long after that I’ll be returning to the UK for a short visit, before going to the USA – I still have to pick up my Spokenword Billboard award!
I’ve been listening to my audiobook ‘The Power of NOW’ by Eckhart Tolle and reading ‘Only Fear Dies’ by Barry Long (both research for the sequel). I’m learning to live in the present moment, learning not to project my thoughts into the past or the future, and living in a state of pure bliss, as we are born to live.
Until the next time,
(Artist/Poet/Author/Black Love Promoter)
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