One2Be7 Announces Release of "Stay ... I Need You"

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"Stay … I need you" is a book that relates the journey of a young immigrant in the selfish atmosphere of United States. This new book explores the challenge for immigrants to fit into the USA culture.

Life gave me on billion reasons to be happy.
But I was concerned about one, you and your happiness.

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"Stay ... I Need You" by Birdy Fogh is a book of poems describing a young man's journey mentally, spiritually and relationship-wise. He tells his side of various stories, and conveys the raw emotion of each encounter. The poems refer to one another throughout the book, creating a clear understanding of the events and their significance to the author.

Being from a different country while mourning the loss of his dad, Birdy desperately yearns for love and understanding from the people he meets. Bad experiences related to culture shock, racism and loss of identity, made him retaliate by being cold and angry because that’s what he thought could protect him from becoming more emotionally damaged. The line, "Days become nights and nights stay nights" (p. 11), evoked a darkness that comes when people truly don't know where to turn. Birdy was in a new location, completely alone. He was in a new country, America. He mentions the language barrier and how difficult it was to adjust. All of these changes on top of the loss of a parent can only lead one to become numb. As the book evolves, Birdy realizes that as a species we all need one another to survive, but getting people to cooperate as a community is and continues to be a challenge. This book puts us as Americans into perspective from someone on the outside looking in, forcing us to ask ourselves: do we value acceptance and community as much as we think we do?

Gerald Olouman (Born July 7, 1986), better known as Birdy Fogh, is an African writer and database developer. Born and raised in Benin (West Africa), he moved to United States in May 2007 and spent a year in Boston, MA before he moved to Saint Cloud, MN in 2008 where he went to school at Saint Cloud State University.

Birdy Fogh is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings, contact him at 617-506-3443.

Stay … I need you By Birdy Fogh
ISBN: 978-0615809007
Pages: 92
Price: $12
Available in paperback and eBook at

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