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Sistas of the Diaspora

Sistas of the Diaspora

by Monique Franz


Today begins my Mount Everest climb to become a published novelist after three grueling years of drafting and redrafting my debut novel.


Along the way, I’ve had tremendous support from sistas of the African diaspora (along with friends of Hong Kong) whose interviews helped me develop a fiction work packed with truth. Much like crafting a quilt, I strategically stitched some stories and challenges we, as Black expat women, faced into fresh characters and thought-provoking drama. The actual story began in 2012 when four or five of us ladies became Sistas in Hong Kong. We eventually grew to become a community of 600, recognized by the American consulate in the city and named several times in the local media for our participation in arts, entertainment, and charitable work.


In 2015, IAFT filmed a short documentary discussing the inception of our group and captured a glimpse into our existence as Black women in the Chinese city. The video features Mallori Steele, an American Hip Hop instructor in the Tung Chung Community at the time; Ntando Khubisa, a lead performer in Hong Kong Disney’s production of The Lion King, along with featured clips from the Nigerian-British comedienne, Gina Yashere (whose last name I couldn’t remember in the documentary).







4 komentarze


boxxawoxx
17 lis 2022

Our death isnt TheEnd, dear. I certainly know. I'm a NDEr. 'Dream your dreams about what YOU want to do in Heaven; dare to ask for the impossible and all the gifts YOU have ever wanted from Me. Expect Me to hear YOU and fulfill your every desire' -Jesus •(from 'Lui et Moi' [He and I] by Gabrielle Bossi, trænslatêd)• Follow us to the Wedding Feast: ☆ en.gravatar.com/MatteBlk ☆

Polub
boxxawoxx
17 lis 2022
Odpowiada osobie:

I'll VitSee you Upstairs, dear, where we'll RITE 'oemnillion's (<- ultra-psycho-gargantuan-lot) if you 1. love Jesus and 2. love thy neighbor . . . which I don't have any doubt you do already. Love you. Cya soon. be@peace.

Polub

matt.franz1
14 cze 2022

You are sooo interesting! I want to read your book.

Polub
Monique  Franz
Monique Franz
24 cze 2022
Odpowiada osobie:

Matt!!! I can't wait to have a printed one for you to read! You are so wonderfully supportive. You've always been. Thank you and love you much, Brotha :).

Polub

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