Waiting for the Sissy Killer

by Omowale Akintunde



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/3/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781490741185
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781490741208
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781490741192

About the Book

Waiting for the Sissy Killer is a fictional memoir that traces the life of Jamal McCoy from 1961, at age five, to 1986. Jamal is a young black gay man who deals with issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and religion and is struggling with the sociological as well as psychological impact of the aforementioned on his fractured humanity. The story, told from the first person and characterized by sporadic psychotic internal dialogues emanating from the biographical ruminations of Jamal, provides an analysis of American life and culture from a black gay perspective.

About the Author

Dr. Omowale Akintunde is renown as a public intellectual, academician, and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker. The critically acclaimed writer/producer/director is a graduate of the conservatory program in filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. His first feature film, “An Inaugural Ride to Freedom,” won the 2010 Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Best Documentary-Cultural. His very first short film, “Mama ‘n ‘Em” (2008) was accepted into the prestigious Hollywood Black Filmmakers Festival and his narrative feature film debut, “Wigger,” premiered in April of 2010 to an overflow crowd and rave reviews. Leo Adam Biga, film reviewer for The Reader described the film as, “Dramatic, smart, funny, raw, and real,” then went on to say that Omaha “has now produced two of cinema’s best works on the subject of race as Wigger join’s 1967’s “A Time for Burning.’” Dr. Akintunde is an Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is well published in the areas of education, race, and diversity. He received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Music Education degrees from Alabama State University and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and African American Studies from the University of Missouri. His other research interests include Hip-Hop culture, gender studies, and epistemology. In demand as a lecturer worldwide, his national television appearances include the “Crier Report” with Catherine Crier on the Fox News Network and the “Morning News” on MSNBC. His written publications include “Multiculturalism and the Teacher Education Experience: Essays on Race, Class, and Culture” and a children’s book “ The Adventures of Darrell the invincible Man.” For more information regarding Dr. Akintunde please visit www.omowaleakintunde.com.