Revolutionary. Trouble maker. Confident. Obnoxious. Informed. Misguided. Enlightened. Shadowed.
“Manjani Jackson is a mouthy New York teenager who believes her life purpose is to lead her ‘deaf, dumb, and blind’ brothers and sistahs into The Revolution.”
Freedom Speaks Diaspora has written a novel about what it does – and does not – mean to be a Revolutionary. Set in 1996, “Manjani” is the story of an (often misunderstood) young sistah who is trying to find her place in The Struggle. Family secrets, loss of friends, questions about her sexuality, and political agendas dog her steps from start to finish. She learns on her journey the true definitions of struggle, leadership, birth right, and power. At turns amusing, thought-provoking and awe-inspiring, “Manjani” is a story of discovery and consciousness as seen through the eyes of a self-proclaimed “warrior of The People.”
I grant this book 5 out of 5 stars. Buy it, borrow it, but please don’t steal it!