...This is a 21st century Cane.
Reginald Flood, Professor of African American Literature, NEA Creative Writing Fellow, and author of COFFLE
In the spirit of Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues...These characters don’t tell us who they are; rather, through bombs, cymbals, and unrelenting desire we come to know them...I found myself thrust into 1918 France, unable to put this book down until all of the smoke and band and love songs momentarily fell hushed.
Derrick Harriell, Poetry Winner, Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters and author of ROPES
Remembrance is an anthropological dig of a tale that invokes Alice Walker, Kamau Brathwaite and John A Williams. It tells a tale that is heroic and magical. A love story, a war story, a story of persistence and grace, Remembrance takes readers back in time to the First World War and the famous all-black Harlem Hellfighters band and infantry in meticulous detail. It is a story steeped in African-American culture and history that never ceases to amaze with its ability to be both inspiring and uplifting.
Brian Gilmore, poet, columnist and author of elvis presley is alive and well and living in harlem and We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters