International Book Promotion is honoured to introduce another author who has published a non-fiction book in the year 2014. Life Experience of a Self-Respecting Black Man by Joseph Pierre will enlighten you with a man’s life story that brings you to walk a different path of life. We have released the cinematic book trailer for this book in April.
Joseph Pierre believes racism is being misinterpreted in America. Those whites who had suffered emotionally and psychologically to say no to slavery, segregation , racism, must be recognized and echoed in America. Those whites who had been humiliated, brutalized, and killed due to injustices to blacks must be known to our communities. Being in poverty is not an excuse to get involved in illegal activities. But it is a motivation to become a successful man or a woman in life. Regardless of my deplorable poverty condition, my dignity is first.
The book is now available on Amazon and other online stores.
Now, it’s time to look at his interview Q&A.
How has racism affected you in your life?
The only way I am being affected is when I relentlessly, and unjustifiably got pulled over by the police, I was unjustifiably pushed out of my car, and questioned simply because I was a young black man driving a BMW. The first question the asked me, do you do drugs?I felt deeply degraded that time.
Are people getting more diversified culturally and less racist in today’s world?
Absolutely, people are being more educated these days and the interaction between races is being increased overwhelmingly.
Could you tell us about a particular incident that proves that we are getting better when dealing with race and religion today?
Yes we are being improved. Today we have the first black President in America. The media is very expressive about racism, especially when a black man is unjustifiably killed by the police. These issues are being discussed right now on TV.
Describe yourself in five words
I am a dignified person.
What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
I believe racism does not exist, if it does, it has to be a psychological disorder.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I work through self-doubt by elevating my self-esteem thinking that there is nothing that I cannot accomplish in life. Fulfilling my accomplishments might be time consuming, but eventually I will get where I want to be. In terms of fear I always expect the unexpected so the unexpected will not surprise me when it occurs unexpectedly.
What scares you the most?
What makes you happiest?
The ability to understand the basic functions of the world in terms of the way we were, the way we are, and the way we demonstrate mutual respect to each other. I am happy because I realize that my kids will be living in a better, improved, respected United States of America.
Why do you write?
I write because I want people to be aware of what I have been trough in life.
What motivates you to write?
To provide a better understanding of the naked truth of human nature. How education plays a major role in humans, and those whom have not gotten a chance to be educated, enlightened on certain subject matters must not be negatively criticized but educated and lead to light in the face of darkness.
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
The ability to understand the value of education
What books did you love growing up?
A small text book named civic and morals.
What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
I am inspiring
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
I grew up in Haiti. I lived in the United States of America
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
What marketing works for you?
It is too early to determine that at this time. My book has just been published.
What other jobs have you had in your life?
Public Safety, insurance, and pharmaceutical.
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
Yes my family members, Dr. Janik, Dr. Greene, Professor Grimstead, Professor Ladd, and all my face book friends.
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
Success in writing is when you have a big audience all over the world which means that your message resonate with many.
It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign?
I will be having press releases sent to thousands media outlets. I also introduced my book to many Colleges and Universities. Additionally, I will have a radio interview soon.
Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
“The United States of America, the land of young J Pierre’s dreams. A country he believed that would change his life entirely; a place where he could rejoice forever. Packed with high hopes and loaded with ambition and optimism, he migrated to this place he considers Paradise. However, not too long after he sets foot in this country, he was forced to face reality and deal with the unexpected. J Pierre narrates his story of the challenges he has encountered in this foreign land; the bouts he has with law enforcers, and the people who deemed to torment him because of the mere color of his skin. As he was confronted with these issues, J Pierre proves that nothing can change his principles and ideals; that an understanding of the human nature can help make things better. As he recounts his real life experiences in this country, J Pierre will make you see what he has come to understand about people, regardless of the color of our skin, and how such misconceptions can be resolved.”