I figured that the purpose of the book was to evoke emotion. That's what art does. I know many girls who have girlfriends but who have husbands and children at home. They aren't right for that but your character comes off as homophobic not as a man who was just hurt by the woman he loved. Those two emotions are very different and should have been portrayed as such. I mean, real talk, the blatant homophobia in the black male community is what makes it hard for black women to be honest with them and with themselves about their feelings. Anyways, I embrace the book as urban fiction and I respect the fact that you've taken on such a touchy topic. Peace and Love... --Shaina Anderson
Entertaining and rousing, in Down Low Sistahs, Nicor seeks to find a serious relationship with a woman. He then comes to find out about their true sexuality. Unfortunately to Nicor s disgruntlement it appears as though he ll never find a real honest relationship. The novel opens with the portrayal of a soon to be perfect connection, the story then whirlwinds into Nicor s vow to himself to never allow a woman to pacify him again. Continuous related downfalls with women limit his efforts in making future attempts to put his trust in the concept of a commitment. Nicor s emotional journey leads him to record a song about his former partners. As readers may disagree to points of views that Nicor is adamant about. This encourages even more interest because we are dying to know how he will handle certain situations. While Nicor struggles to keep up with the pace of The New Era of Women, open sexuality, and boldness of the generation, he slowly but surely falls to that good ole phrase, I Just Need to Know; and finds himself in the reality of it all. Guaranteed to keep you glued to the pages, Down Low Sistahs is a definite trophy winner, and an essential read for all who are taken with the opposite sex s preference. --Reviewed by Tanya Harvey@Urban Written
About the Author
Native New Yorker Wakiem Freeman, a new jack in the wave of reality based street literature put the book industry on notice last year when he released his debut novel No One to Blame. Over the last year, he has moved thousands upon thousands of books in the streets of New York and Washington D.C. A reader remarks, Freeman writes to reflect what is really happening in society. Another reader remarks, Freeman is taking over where IceBerg Slim left off. Not too many books are like No One to Blame. Harlem-born author, Wakiem Freeman discovered his writing ability in the late 90 s. It was'nt until 1999 after a chance meeting with legendary producer/singer/songwriter, Babyface that Freeman felt that his dream of being a songwriter would come true. But unfortunately there weren t any roster spots at the time on Edmonds Entertainment. Freeman walked away with the inspiration that Babyface had told him I enjoy your lyrics One day while at a friends house, Freeman saw someone reading a self published urban novel. Freeman states: I did'nt know that you could put out your own book at that point, so I went out and purchased 25 urban novels and came away stunned that they were all some straight garbage. Not one of them had a moral issue, nor were they any hidden jewels for the reader to walk away saying I' ll never, ever, ever do that I was even more dumb founded to find out half of them were signed to a house. I knew at that point I would get into the GAME because, I ve seen and been thru things unimaginable to the human eye. After a successful run of his street classic, Freeman now plans to release his second novel Down Low Sistahs. It is scheduled to hit stores in February 1, 2008. Down Low Sistahs, a story about a man who thought, he had finally found his companion, lover and best friend, only to be fooled will reel the readers.