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I’m a Black Man, Who Are You?
by Dr. David Preston Sharp
In this autobiographical story set in the deep south of the United States during the turbulence of the 1960’s, Dr. David Sharp recounts the life lessons that sparked the discovery of his own uniqueness, inner beauty, joy, passion and power.
From the first understanding of himself as “different” he allows you inside his journey toward self-acceptance. He shares how he learned to claim who he really is, and shows you the people who helped him find the strength and courage to do so.
You will see how truth, wisdom and humor are used not just to survive, but thrive; and how the ability to “dance the blues away” or “laugh, cry, complain and count your blessings at the same time” are two of the many heroic responses to life’s deep pains.
The story features Mbase, a long dead ancestor, who reaches through time to become part of the journey. He guides with wit and compassion and offers a reminder of the four powerful words that have echoed in their family through the generations.
I’m a Black Man, Who are You? is a triumph of the human spirit. It will inspire you to look at yourself “differently” and answer more clearly the grand question life asks… WHO ARE YOU?
About the Author
Dr. David Sharp is a writer, performer, composer, communicator and educator. He has performed on Broadway, in films and on television, and has directed and choreographed for the theater. He has won awards as a speaker, songwriter, and poet and has presented for churches, universities, and major corporations and civic organizations. He has recorded CDs of inspirational music and poetry, has hosted a lifestyle television show in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Art and Soul of Urban Living, and was Editor-in-Chief of Soul Mag, a nationally distributed magazine bridging entertainment, culture and spirituality.
He has served on the faculty of USC (Los Angeles), UCS (Oakland) and has run a one-of-a-kind program, Success Camp, for foster kids in northern California. He holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California, a Master’s of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Special Education from Santa Clara University and a Doctorate of Ministry from the University of Creation Spirituality, now Wisdom University. Dr. Sharp resides in Boulder, Colorado.
(2012, paperback, 136 pages)