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Shattered American Dream: Virtual Book Launch

    In a poignant and enlightening event held on February 21, 2024, at 12:00 PM EST, the literary world witnessed the impactful launch of “Shattered American Dream,” a compelling memoir by Anta Gueye-James. Co-hosted by Author-Publisher & CEO of Winn Publications and featuring Author Sharon Hurley Hall, this virtual gathering sparked crucial conversations about racism in America and the disillusionment experienced by immigrants chasing the American dream.

    A Candid Discussion on Racism and Disillusionment

    As the virtual stage was set, three remarkable black women authors came together to shed light on the harsh realities faced by immigrants and people of color in the United States. Anta Gueye-James, the author of “Shattered American Dream,” shared her personal journey of hope, disillusionment, and resilience. With unwavering honesty, she explored the stark dichotomy between the America she once idealized and the harsh truth she encountered upon arrival.

    A Memoir of Heartbreak and Resilience

    “Shattered American Dream” isn’t just a memoir; it’s a profound testament to the struggles faced by many immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life. Anta Gueye-James eloquently narrates her story as a Senegalese girl captivated by the promise of freedom and opportunity in America, only to confront the harsh realities of systemic racism and institutionalized oppression.

    Debunking Myths and Embracing Truth

    Through her memoir, Gueye-James courageously dismantles long-held myths about America while offering a sobering glimpse into the pervasive influence of white supremacy. By honoring the experiences of Black Americans and other marginalized communities, she invites readers to confront uncomfortable truths and embark on a journey towards cultural competency and anti-racism.

    A Message of Warning and Empowerment

    “Shattered American Dream” serves as a powerful cautionary tale for those who harbor dreams of immigrating to America. By candidly addressing the challenges and injustices faced by Black Americans, Gueye-James offers a sobering reminder that the American dream remains elusive for many. However, amidst the heartbreak and disillusionment, there lies a message of empowerment and resilience—a call to action for readers to stand in solidarity with marginalized communities and strive for a more equitable society.

    Not a Mere Book Launch

    The launch of “Shattered American Dream” was not merely a book launch; it was a pivotal moment in contemporary literature—a moment that ignited crucial conversations about race, immigration, and the true meaning of the American dream. As Anta Gueye-James and her fellow authors continue to amplify marginalized voices and challenge systemic injustices, their words serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for all those who dare to dream of a better world.

    For those who missed the live event, the replay is available on LinkedIn, offering a profound opportunity to engage with the thought-provoking discussions that unfolded during this momentous occasion. “Shattered American Dream” stands as a testament to the power of storytelling and the enduring resilience of the human spirit—a reminder that even in the face of shattered dreams, hope prevails.

    In case you missed it, here it is:

    On Wed, Feb 21, 2024, 12:00 PM  EST Author Anta Gueye-James and Author-Publisher & CEO of Winn Publications met with Author Sharon Hurley Hall to launch “Shattered American Dream”! Click the link to watch the replay on LinkedIn.