A Scandal and Other Things...

A Scandal and Other Things...


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Follow M. Francis Patterson into the realm of "Neonegro Folklore." Embrace his brutally honest portrayal of our most memorable neighborhood characters in ways we can't, even though we see them daily; on the corner, at our post funeral gatherings, and even at our coveted soul food establishments.
With A Scandal and Other Things..., Patterson allows us to visualize the black experience with a leap into the unusual situations we're most often too afraid or embarrassed to talk about. The ghost we saw in the hall the other day, the little man who believes his mother has been trying to kill him, or the piece of equipment we've always suspected of having a mind of its own.
A Scandal and Other Things... is truth, and life from the mind of a master of observation and will leave you convinced you know someone just like every character within its pages.

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ISBN-13: 9781493581504
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

M. Francis Patterson (aka Michael F. Patterson) works as a writer in a variety of media. In addition to cranking out works of fiction, for years he has served as managing editor for Frost Illustrated, a weekly black newspaper that has been published in Fort Wayne, Ind., for 45 years. He also has written and read a bit of poetry that has been spotlighted at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art during Brooklyn, N.Y., painter Charlotta Janssen's acclaimed Freedom Riders exhibit in 2012 and as a featured poet welcoming the legendary Dr. Haki Madhubuti to the Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Arts& Culture in 2013.
He's also written and arranged songs for former Motown and Malaco staff writer Frank-o Johnson's Phat Sounds Productions and played on a number of the company's internationally released recordings, including Ernie Johnson's "Squeeze It" and Joyce Lawson's "Chapter III" as well as the Frank-o Johnson-produced "Animals Get The Blues Too," by animal rights advocate and blues guitarist and singer Roger "Rozzy" Osborne.
Patterson is currently collaborating as a musician with renowned poet, author and musician Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa and graphic artist, musician and producer Tyrone Cato on a serious of Oladuwa's biographical and historical works called "Blues Dahlia." Previously, the three collaborated with nationally recognized surrealist poet George Kalamaras on a project co-written by Kalamaras and Oladuwa entitled "A Thousand Thousand fireflies never equal zero."
Patterson credits Cato with inspiring the designation of "Neonegro Folklore" as the primary genre of his fiction writing.

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