I glad to present to you my latest project. I'm talking about "Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀: My Origin. Mi Origen", a book of Spoken Word, Dub poetry, and Anansi folktales, that speaks of my background and the story of my people, Afrikan people of Costa Rica, how we got here, our journey from Afrika to the Caribbean then to our current location, our community life, and our struggle.
While nimbly switching cultural and linguistic codes, it presents you with an everyday scene from the viewpoint of a black womban and all the intersections that cross her.
Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ is written in Spanish, English, Spanglish, and Limonian Creole, and is completely translated to both English and Spanish. It's a multimedia resource that also contains recordings and videos of recited poems and tales over Afro-Latin contemporary music. It comes in 2 formats: regular paperback and a special edition that comes in handcrafted binding in bogolafini or mud-cloth making allusion to its concept of Beginning and Origin.
Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀: My Origin. Mi Origen, was declared of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture and Youth of Costa Rica and is has now been sent for printing. Audio tracks and videos are also in the process of production.
This is my second book, both self-published. This is a very expensive endeavor, but I prefer this over using publishing companies that keep 80% of your book sales. I do most of the work myself and make the investment with a lot of effort and sacrifice, but the result is worthwhile.
As I said before, Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ is in the process of printing and audiovisual production, but on this occasion, I'm short on funds to complete the remaining production of the book. This is why your help is needed!!!.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION OF MY BOOK, I have listed 2 different gifts as rewards for your donation, for a minimum donation of $50, you will receive a Paperback copy of the book, and for a minimum of $70, you will receive a copy of the Special Edition version. This also covers shipping to any location.
Printing of 550 copies will be done at the beginning of October, then shipping of the final product will take 45-50 days by sea. then customs handling and SE binding will take another 30 days so the final product is programmed to be ready for the 2nd week of December, so If there are no delays due to our current worldwide situation. you can expect your reward shortly after.
You are able to find videos more information about my work by making a Google or Youtube search for Queen Nzinga Maxwell, there are several videos and reviews online. In the meantime, I leave you with this...
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