Hardy, McConaughey, Buscemi & Boseman in Rookie Novelist’s Dream Team

Something that some authors think about is who would they cast in a movie of their book. Right from the start, I had my dream team selected. For the slick cockney accented Londoner Tiker, and the lead I couldn’t go past Mr. Tom Hardy. Even when he’s a lousy bugger you love Hardy. Matthew McConaughey … Continue reading Hardy, McConaughey, Buscemi & Boseman in Rookie Novelist’s Dream Team

Gratitude Vicariously

Sovrin’s Star by John Reyer Afamasaga takes place in the South at the end of the American Civil War. It doesn’t set out to teach a lesson. However, the awakenings experienced by the characters are nothing less than life-changing. In one scene, disabled child Sovrin; orphaned during the war experiences the meaning of gratitude when … Continue reading Gratitude Vicariously

Comparable Suffering?

Sovrin’s Star by John Reyer Afamasaga is a powerful, yet tender story of comparable suffering. Set in the South at the end of the American Civil War, life is hellish for everyone. Sovrin, an orphaned boy with spina bifida. Tiker, a street fighter and con artist from the streets of Cheapside London was also an … Continue reading Comparable Suffering?

Redemption Played Out in Old South Between Englishman and Disabled Boy in New Novella

Tyler Tichelaar reviewed Sovrin’s Star — 5 stars! July 20, 2018 Sovrin’s Star: Mississippi Connection, Volume One John Reyer Afamasaga Three Times Dot Org LLC (2018) ISBN: 978-1-62501-204-3 Sovrin’s Star by John Reyer Afamasaga is the first book in the new Mississippi Connection Trilogy. It opens with an atmospheric scene set in the Old South … Continue reading Redemption Played Out in Old South Between Englishman and Disabled Boy in New Novella

Door Ajar

WORK IN PROGRESS Documentary 80 minutes Release 2019 1950 in segregated Mississippi an art professor installs a black artist as his janitor so that he can teach him. Over a decade before the first black student—James Meredith—was escorted by U.S Marshalls to class at the University of Mississippi in 1962 amidst rioting that led to … Continue reading Door Ajar

“A thought-provoking and sensitive exploration”

The Yard documentary film April 27, 2018 UK Film Review ★★★★ Directed by: John Reyer Afamasaga Starring: Tim Huebner Documentary Film Review by: Chris Olson LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE A thought-provoking and sensitive exploration of the racially notorious legacy of Southern USA that attempts to topple myth and half truths by honouring the reality of one … Continue reading “A thought-provoking and sensitive exploration”