New Book Initiates Dialogue to Help Address Issues on Racism

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In “Mama, I Want to Come Home,” lawyer Derrick G. Arjune highlights the significant role that family and motherhood play in creating a better society

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Derrick G. Arjune, a private lawyer and author of the provocative book, titled “The Mailbox Syndrome,” publishes a timely new book portraying the significant role of family relationships and motherhood in fighting against racism titled, Mama, I Want to Come Home. Arjune’s work aims to open a dialogue among different sectors in society to help address such controversial issues.

“I wanted to address the several issues of racism against young blacks, peer pressure, continuing suspicion between blacks and whites even in the sanitized environment of courts, and the idea of women working together inspired by their sense of motherhood,” states Arjune.

Set in Brooklyn, N.Y., the story follows six black youths who must resist the glamour of thug life as they try to gain academic skills to succeed in the mainstream. Their parents struggle to give them what is necessary for them to succeed, but they must also fight the demons of peer pressure and the easy life that could make their efforts and their parents’ sacrifices go for naught.

Through its realistic plot, relatable characters, and highly relevant message, the book tells readers that straying from the solid values of love, understanding and honest work will harvest unhappiness and danger; that the family remains the anchor for a productive and rewarding life in America. This is Arjune’s clear message to a society that is in need of a fruitful dialogue that will help address many controversial concerns.

Mama, I Want to Come Home is a work that sheds a little ray of hope in such controversial matters as racism. It exposes the crudity of human emotion on race, class and power. In the end, it calls for dialogue in a bid to bridge these enduring differences. Arjune has creatively crafted a story to encourage readers to learn about other groups, other races and other people to have a better society.

“Racist attitudes are displayed by persons of different ethnicities in this book,” adds Arjune. “We may avoid the issue as much as we want but race remains a dominant and explosive issue in our country. This book seeks to open and expand the conversation by pointing out one commonality among women: their motherhood.”

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About the Author

Derrick Arjune was born in Guyana and migrated to the United States in 1970. He graduated from Brooklyn College and Hofstra University School of Law. He has worked in the New York City court system and as a private lawyer specializing in criminal litigation. A resident of Queens, N.Y., Arjune remains active in community development. He is deeply interested in contributing to the debate on community issues. He is a father and an enthusiast for learning as much as he can about this fascinating world.

Mama, I Want to Come Home * by Derrick G. Arjune
Publication Date: August 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 252 pages; 978-1-4836-7860-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 252 pages; 978-1-4836-7861-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-7862-7

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