Author Reveals Inspiration of His Children’s Book

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Solomon A. Minta discusses his motivation for writing “Adwoa”

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This is a continued reminder that things can change for the benefit of those being discriminated against.

In his children’s story book “Adwoa” (published by AuthorHouse, November 2003), Solomon A. Minta tells the story of a young African immigrant struggling to find a way to fit in at school while remaining true to her culture. With a renewed marketing effort, Minta looks forward to introducing his story to a wider audience.

When a young girl named Adwoa arrives in a foreign country, she quickly learns that her schoolmates look at her differently than the other children. Many of them laugh at her and call her African, leaving her confused about her identity compared to them.

The other children make Adwoa feel humiliated because of her differences. But she is resilient and true to herself, embracing her culture and wearing it with pride. Eventually her classmates come to respect her for being genuine and confident.

Minta suggests that Adwoa’s situation is familiar to all children who emigrated from Africa, and that many of them feel equally humiliated. He hopes Adwoa’s strength inspires young readers to resist the urge to shed their cultural roots. Minta wants African children to be proud of their culture, their native dishes, their native garb and their native language.

“Even though racism, discrimination, integration and what have you seem to be forgotten but it is still practiced in many different ways by hard core racist minds,” says Minta. “This is a continued reminder that things can change for the benefit of those being discriminated against.”

About the Author
Solomon A. Minta is a native of Ghana and a naturalized citizen of the United States. He was born at Chiraa in the Brong Ahafo Region. Minta has been a resident of Washington for decades and is an alumni of Howard University and the University of District of Columbia. His writings are mainly based on his experiences as a foreigner, black suffrage, domestic relationship problems, and a pastor who believes that all humans are one irrespective of color, nationality, religion or place of origin.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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