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The Tokyo Writers Salon Message Board › Author Talk Tomorrow Night!

Author Talk Tomorrow Night!

lauren s.
lshannon
Group Organizer
Tokyo, JP
4/25
Kimono Wine and Grill/ 1-15-28 minami aoyama- just 3 mins from
nogizaka station and 8 mins from Tokyo Midtown.

Come join us for an informative evening with Author Baye McNeil. He
will discuss process, product, publishing and blogging- everything all
rolled into one in a fun and relaxed evening with the author.

1800 yen per person includes snacks, our book talk and one drink.
(cash bar after special one coin- all drinks just 500 yen) Seating is
limited so RSVP to lauren@kimonowinebar.com­ or call 03-6438-1685[/url]

Baye McNeil (a.k.a. Loco) is a freelance writer and blogger from
Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Yokohama, Japan, where he
teaches junior high school English. He is a fervent connoisseur of
Japanese Onsen (Hot Springs) and Ramen. He spends his free time taking
photos of trains and life in the subways and stations of Yokohama,
Kawasaki and Tokyo.

Baye has been on a roller coaster ride of writing, self publishing and
now is considering his first major book deal with a professional
publishing house. He can share the ups and downs of the last few
years.

About the Book
In this powerful and controversial debut book, influential blogger and
critical thinker Baye McNeil (a.k.a. Loco) vividly illustrates with
unflinching introspection and candor, the birth and evolution of a
racist, and in doing so makes the persuasive argument that the only
way to cure this social virus is by first engaging one’s own
susceptibility. Loco takes us on a scintillating journey from the
streets of Brooklyn, where a child’s first playground was the
frontlines of the Black Nationalist movement of the 70s, to a period
of black militancy, military service, interracial romance and
corporate bigotry in the 80s and 90s.Following the earth-shattering
events of 9/11/2001, Loco retreats to Japan where he learns that old
adage— you can’t hide from yourself— the hard way. He finds the woman
he was made to love; only she’s a member of a race he has come to
despise! In the name of this love, Loco confronts this dark stowaway
with deep roots even as the world is literally falling apart around
him, in the form of the Tohoku disaster of 3/11/2011. A book that is
both a memoir and an impassioned call to arms, Hi! My Name is Loco and
I am a Racist tells us in no uncertain terms that while racism
continues to be demonized as a dark aberration that only “evil”
people, ignorant fools, or people lacking compassion and common
decency are subject to, then it will remain at large – hiding in plain
sight, in our schools, offices, carpools, living rooms and sometimes
even in the mirror.

1800 yen per person includes snacks, our book talk and one drink.
(cash bar after special one coin- all drinks just 500 yen)

Seating is limited so RSVP to lauren@kimonowinebar.com­ or call 03-6438-1685[/url]

Address and directions info at www.kimonowinebar.com­
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