Lane Heymont Guest Posts on – “Representing Minorities in Your Writing”


“When I decided to write The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff from the perspective of former slaves and African-Americans, some people asked how could a white Jewish guy relate to or understand the struggle, or the culture. Perhaps because as a child I spent a fair amount of time in the Caribbean, and by Caribbean I don’t mean the hotels and tourist attractions. I mean the real Caribbean where the floors in houses were nothing but soil, and people walked to church in their Sunday’s best and no shoes.”

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