A President Remembers the Past to Better the Present in New Novel


A President’s Notes of a Metaphorical JourneyPlantation, Florida (January 15, 2014) – Being elected President of a country is not easy – especially if both supporters and opponents are watching and criticizing his every move. How would a President resolve to become the President everyone expects him to be? Find out as author Lena Hall writes an insightful, thought-provoking, and historical read in A President’s Notes of a Metaphorical Journey. In order to make sense of his present, President Kwame must look at the past and learn from those who came before. To serve his people, he must transcend time.

Following a rather brutal press conference, African-American President of the United States Kwame wonders if he did the right thing in running for office. His opponents had an easy time picking him apart, even though he was new to Washington. They said he spent the taxpayers’ money in frivolous ways; they said he was overexposed. But he was simply sticking to his election platform. His opponents—and supporters—knew who he was when he was elected. Why were they surprised by his actions now that he lived in the White House?

He then remembers something his mother used to say to him, “When you have questions, you must go back to the beginning.” So begins Kwame’s metaphorical journey into the history of his people. Readers get to join him as he goes back to Africa, where he was sold into slavery and then sent to the Americas. He watched the emancipation of the slaves and lived through the Civil Rights movement.

Filled with friendships, loyalties, and infidelities, this follows Kwame and his friends as they live through their collective history and discover that within this journey lives the history of an entire nation.

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About the Author

Lena Hall is an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University, teaching classes in social psychology and discrimination. She earned her MA and MEd at Columbia University and her PhD at the University of Florida, all in counseling psychology. She has written numerous academic articles, as well as a textbook on multicultural psychology.

A President’s Notes of a Metaphorical Journey
by Lena Hall
Publication Date: August 25, 2011
Paperback: $18.86; 356 pages; ISBN 978-1462045365

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