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My new book
on: February 15, 2018, 22:20:07
I know I'll never be rich because I'm the world's worst self-promoter whether it's my songwriting or in this case book writing. That being said, I'm very proud to announce the availability of my memoir entitled "White Boy From The Townships" . Long story short, I was deeply involved in the anti-apartheid movement throughout the mid-80s and beyond. If interested the easiest why to know more is follow the Amazon link below and read the description. Thank you friends. James

https://www.amazon.com/White-Boy-Townships-Apartheid-American-ebook/dp/B079NKQCDV/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518729521&sr=1-1&keywords=eoppolo



   


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Re: My new book
Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 23:37:32
I`ll go check it out @Mr Sydney, I stopped in at your soundcloud port, ran into some nice work there..


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Re: My new book
Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 13:51:30
Congratulations on this release, James. It sounds like a great story.

I have written a few manuscripts myself that I have never gone all the way with so I applaud your move into the marketplace with this one.
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Re: My new book
Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 14:32:49
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@Leonard Scaper   Thanks Leonard. I was originally asked to write the book at the request of the Director South African National Archives in 2006 or 2007 as part of a collection of recordings and music that I donated. I dragged my feet for years finally wrote...then rewrote it. I hope to have paperback available in a few weeks or so.

Thanks again.


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Re: My new book
Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 20:25:31
Well done on the book @Mr Sydney , which sounds interesting for sure. I wrote one myself, but songs are so much quicker to write! If somebody doesn't like your song, it's like meh. only took a few hours, But books take months, years even!
If you like novels with a musical theme, why not try 'Sixth Beatle - When Music Changed The World', easily found on Amazon and Google. It is amazing, although as the author I may be biased!


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Re: My new book
Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 12:15:05
Congratulations @Mr Sydney, it's great for you to get this important part of your life out in print. I must admit to being envious of people who can do this.

@MichaelA -  given the speed that I work with songs I'm definitely in the 'I could have written a book in that time' zone ;-)
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Re: My new book
Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 13:17:52
Congratulations to you @Mr Sydney:)  The subject sounds very relatable to me, as well. 

(I'm still in the stone age when it comes to ebooks .... but once I figure it out ....)
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: My new book-Paperback
Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 15:47:02