Interview With Author MeShorn Daniels
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my first book. I am a descendant of American Slaves. Born in 1961; I was raised in Miami , Florida, in a poor, uneducated family raised by my mom who married several times. She raised us without any traditional religious indoctrination. I did not graduate high school and my mom got me to sign up for the Army. I was trained as an Army nurse officer and a surgical technologist.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“I Am Not Your Black, America!” is the name of my new book.
A revelation: What has kept us Americans from knowing our true identity and purpose, has been an underlying paradigm that I call “color construct”, a fabricated paradigm that classifies Americans into a few arbitrary races based on very basic physiognomy such as the color of skin, ignoring a vast variety of unique ancestry and ethnicities; all have been having kept us from discovering our true purpose and identity.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Most of my life, when it comes to writing, I have been looked at as illiterate, due to having dyslexia. So to write this book, I worked with a co-writer, named Jim. We worked very well together. Most times, it was like he could read my mind.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Some of my favorite books are as follows.
The Holy Bible
America’s Little Black book by Dr. Norris Shelton.
Uncle Tom Cabin and Spiritual Authority by Watchman Née & Divine Principles by Rev Sun Myung Moon.
What are you working on now?
My current focus is promoting my book and being recognized as an astute author.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Stay focused on your authentic self.
I feel when I wrote “I’m Not Your Black, America” I was being authentic. It was a form of therapy, reflection, and encouragement to discover my true identity and purpose, healing from both my family’s and slave ancestors’ traumas.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever heard is “You might need to learn how to unlearn what you have learned in the past, so you can relearn it.”
What are you reading now?
My book multiple times. Divine Principles. Spiritual Authority by Watchmen Née.
What’s next for you as a writer?
One of my ultimate goals is to potentially have my book turned into a documentary on why it is good to eliminate the use of the N-word in America’s language.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
My Bible, a good dictionary and copy of my book.
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