Isn’t it just so great when you find one of those books that completely drags you in, makes you fall in love with the characters, and demands that you sit on the edge of your seat for every nail-biting moment of it. The meat of this book is far more focused on the story of magically and gifted descendants living in The Singing Village. An extremely powerful story. Oh my God. I got the chills so many times toward the end of this book, It completely blew my mind and It managed to surpass my high expectations. Nothing at all like I expected. – Amazon Review
The Singing Village:
Black Slaves Magically Become White To Survive
Imagine that an entire village of black slaves is magically transformed into white people in order to free them from slavery.
Welcome to The Singing Village a fictitious tale by Luther McKenzie that wraps you in a magical world of slaves who fights the hand of slavery with the only super power given to them by their ancestors, their voice.
The story takes place in the majestic Blue Mountains of Jamaica that spans over a 200-year period from the days of slavery to modern day Jamaica.
17-year-old Elijah is a tormented slave that is determined to be free or to die trying. His love for slave girl Seppi motivates him to plot their escape but their ancestors have other plans to free the entire village but sacrifice must be made.
The harsh reality of slavery and the triumph of victory have a hefty cost. Life and blood is on the line. Not only will Elijah battle the slave masters but other dark forces awaits him.
Unlike similar slave tales, this story is authentic in both language and plot, while still maintaining strong symbolism that adds additional layers of meaning. I felt a spectrum of emotions while reading this book; it made me laugh, made me upset, made me proud of my heritage, and everything in between. The Singing Village was an impactful and enjoyable read, one that has opened my perspective concerning racial relations, spirituality, and identity. Five out of five! -Amazon Review
About the Author
Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica in the majestic parish of Portland, Luther “Mack” McKenzie is a captivating, charming, and hardworking individual with a creative and dynamic spirit. He is a profound and gifted musician with over 30 years in the industry.
Unexpectedly, Luther and his siblings migrated to the USA. He was 10 years old. Fortunately, as a young man, he assimilated into the American culture with ease. With an impounding ability to connect, Luther built a diverse pool of friends during trying times in New York City.
Inevitably, being a part of the entertainment scene was inescapable for Luther, as his father, Roy McKenzie, was an event producer in the 60s and 70s; Roy was a very creative individual that inspired his children to embrace their inner ingenuity. When Luther was 14, his father bought him a drum set. He not only taught himself to play the drums, but the piano and the guitar. This path led him to become an avid music producer, and song and short story writer.
Interestingly, at 16, Luther wrote a play for the youth group of the Jamaica Progressive League New York chapter. A realistic comedy that told a story of the culture of West Indian immigrants who migrated to America and their struggles and victories as first generation Jamaicans. The script entitled “Pon de Corner” was a major hit that received rave reviews in the Jamaican Star.
Family, deep-rooted culture, and the desire to introduce a creative spin on life’s great experiences motivate Luther Mack’s writing. He is a top performer, who believes that everything he touches should excel in a spirit of excellence; every production, every song, every written work, and every performance.
We quote Luther as saying, “My first novel, ‘The Singing Village,’ is a spiritual tribute to my ancestors.”
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