Saturday, December 27, 2008

My next work: "Black-Asian Connections"

Many readers of my first book, “BlAsian Exchanges, a novel,” have asked me what my next work will be about. Well, I can tell you for sure that it will continue the Black-Asian unity theme from my first book except in a nonfiction format. My next work will be titled “Black-Asian Connections: political, cultural, and social connections between Blacks and Asians worldwide throughout history” The title should be self-explanatory. Want to know more? Click to this blog every week for the next four weeks until I launch the book on January 31 and you will be informed more about this new groundbreaking work.



はろにか said...

Wow, sounds very interesting. I hope you get enough people interested in having a discussion.

One thing that I find detrimental to the Asian community, is the separatism among it. How can these communities flourish here in America and demand acknowledgment if they separate themselves from one another?

I know most are culturally different among other things, including language, but Americans see Asians as one whole unfortunately. The need to come together collectively would be in the Asian communities best interest and from there the Black community.

That is just a thought I was discussing with a young Asian-American who has a deep anger toward the stereotypes and racism prominent in the US.

Anyway, good luck with your book.

nobhillwriter said...

Thanks so much for your post and good wishes for my upcoming book. I just wanted to add that Asian countries have had bad historical conflicts with each other that includes violent conflicts - even wars - as well as colonial or even economicly exploitive relationships (e.g., Chinese in the Philippines and many other Asian countries). So the idea of Asians uniting in the U.S. under the socio-politically constructed Asian American rubric rubs up against the above age-old conflicts involving different Asian ethnic groups. Yet and still the pan-Asian unity has been building with the younger generation in the U.S. since the '70s. So the unity we've expressed hope for among Asians as well Blacks and Asians has a lot more hope in the future than it did in the past.

Take Care,

And good luck in publishing your work as well.

Sam Cacas

David said...

Whatever you do just don't stop. I have 3 young daughters which are Black and Philippino. My wife and I have been mairred for 22 yrs. One day they came home from school and said someone named them BlAsian
(They saw this as a good thing) then I came across you on the web, I like what I have read so far! On the way to buy your book this week.
I have spent a good part of my life in southeast Asia, none service related and we have a vaction home in Philippines. What part of the Philippines is your family from?

nobhillwriter said...


Thanks so much for your message. I most definitely will not stop writing. My family (on both sides) is from the Ilocos region so I am a full-blooded Ilokano (also known as FBI, lol!) and am American-born as well as proud of my Filipino heritage and African American influences and roots (my family originated in Tanzania!).

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