If you are of a certain age, you might remember driving by the home of the late M. B. Mayfield on old Highway 15 north of Ecru. One never knew what type of artwork would be “on exhibit” on the folk artist’s porch. A favorite of many was the bust of “The Brown Bomber” Joe Louis. It was such a favorite that it was stolen years ago, and now that a documentary is being filmed about the folk artist, there is new energy in the search for the stolen artwork.
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
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
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?
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
John Reyer Afamasaga, Geno Lee, James Howard Meredith – 6/4/18 Early last Monday morning I set out for Jackson MS in the hope of interviewing James Howard Meredith, the first African American student to enroll at Ole Miss. All week I was nervous whether the interview with Mr. Meredith would happen. His words to me … Continue reading An Interview with James Meredith & Anthony Bourdain on Oxford
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