Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/10/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781664134799
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781664134805
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781664134782

About the Book

"BROTHERS," are the common observations made on the author's travels and visits to cities in North America; Hawaii; Alaska; Canada; Central American; Korea; Germany; and the Caribbean, by a person of color. It provides a perspective of the black community, to include unemployment; poverty; welfare; the black musical experience; and a point of view concerning the Anti-black racism that has been present in this country since its founding. It provides commentary concerning the fact that black people were forcibly brought to this country; however, when asked the questions “who belongs in this nation?” and “to whom does this nation belong?”America’s answer has been consistently, and overwhelmingly – white people, even though we are one humanity, and the USA is still just one people, which has caused black people, and others communities, to continually march and protest to bring visibility to this injustice.

About the Author

E. Gene Givens . . . was born in Broxton, Georgia and raised in Cincinnati’s "West End" and educated in public schools. He entered the U. S. Coast Guard at age 17, where he first began writing poetry. After ten years service, he entered college, and graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with a BSBA in Management and a minor in English, In August 1981, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and on 1 February 1995, after twenty-three years of distinguished military service, around the world, he retired from the U.S. Army as Major, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Acquisition). E. Gene Givens has previously published two Chapbooks of poetry – “Blacker The Berry . . .” and “Journeys." He has participated in numerous poetry readings, and his poetry has appeared in regional and national publications. His current projects include the 2nd Editions of the Chapbooks – “Blacker The Berry . . .” and “Journeys, and new, original poems in “BROTHERS ” and the " The West End Traveler: Published Poems, Short Stories, and Essays," He is currently living and writing poetry in Maryland.