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Long Walk Up: Childhood Journey from Tragedy to Triumph Paperback – April 30, 2007
Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
--Yaba A. Blay, Temple University Department of African American Studies
Mulakan, child of Africa, orphaned without mother, father, and left without siblings, triumphs over the rocky terrain of her solo journey. Long Walk Up is a poignant story of survival. --Dr. Maxine Thompson, Butterfly Press
--Dr. Maxine Thompson, Butterfly Press
Starting with her first book, Portia, and continuing with her latest effort, Long Walk Up, Denise Turney's literary expressiveness and dedication to the written word is evident. Long Walk Up is sure to be a bestseller. --Ron Kavanaugh, Mosaicbooks.com
About the Author
Denise is the editor of the internationally online periodical, The Book Lovers Haven. She is also the host of the radio program "Off The Shelf" which airs on Blog Talk Radio.
Active in the community, Denise is a founding member of Bucks County Pennsylvanias first African American owned and operated drug and alcohol prevention program No Longer Bound. Denise is a two-time Navy Achievement Medal winner.
An engaging and insightful artist, Denise has appeared on radio and television shows around the country. Her works have appeared in various national and international periodicals among which include: Parade, Obsidian II, Essence, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Bucks County Courier Times, The Trenton Times, Sisters In Style, Todays Black Woman and The Trenton State College Literary Review.
Ever vigilant and open to helping to strengthen the community and her colleagues, Denise has spoken at the prestigious Spelman College, facilitated the Women of Color: Financial Independence Conference at the Philadelphia Community College, The Aspiring Writers Conference in Philadelphia, and served as a panelist for Take Our Daughters To Work Day at Merrill Lynch in Princeton, New Jersey. Denise travels the country speaking and connecting with readers at large national events that host 40,000 1 million attendees.
As a journalist and editor, Denise has interviewed a number of distinguished artists, including Roland Martin, Omar Tyree, Francis Ray, Grammy-award nominee and nationally renowned Native American poet, essayist and speaker, Awiakta, presidential speech writer, Michael Johns, journalist - Diane Writer, Dan Poynter, Troy Johnson, and bestselling author Tracy Thompson.
Denise attended South-Young High School where she graduated with honors. She received her higher academic training at the University of Tennessee where she majored in Psychology. She is a mother and resides in Philadelphia.
Top Customer Reviews
The book starts out moderately slow with emphasis on life among the village(s) throughout her nomadic life. Ironically, the travels only served to strengthen her resolve in allowing survival tactics to give insight to what it means to take advantage of time and place. She does this remarkedly at every turn, especially during her young adult years as a writer honing the necessary skills to become a distaff leader, which in my opinion was the turning point of the story. I loved this book, but like others I'm sure, they will want more of Mulukan. This book is a winner, albeit short. An upside would have been intrigue to the storyline enhancing continuity and longevity. Read it despite the need for more, but get to know the author and her previous works. Denise is a mother and a founding member of Bucks County Pennsylvania's first African American owned and operated drug and alcohol intervention program - No Longer Bound.Read more ›