Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Regression - Rickey Teems II
What would do if you woke up to the news of Hip-Hop being banned in The United States of America? What would you do if they separated classrooms based on the color of your skin? What do you think would happen if they cut off welfare? What would you do if all African-Americans were order to turn themselves in to the police or face death?
Aeneas wakes up to the news of Hip-Hop being banned, schools being segregated, and welfare coming to an end, and he believes someone is playing a crude joke on him. He soon realizes this isn’t joke and his life will never be the same.
I fell in love with the characters in this book. Aeneas, a father of one trying to be the best father to his son, Naashon, but his baby mother, Leah is making it difficult for him. Apphia, Aenea’s new girlfriend tries her best to keep the peace, but finds it hard to do when Leah is around. Will they be able to put their differences aside or Will those differences get them killed?
Author Rickey Teems II does an excellent job of challenging his readers to think outside of the norm. I have to say some will find REGRESSION by Rickey Teems II controversial, but I believe this is a book that everyone needs to read. As I read this selection, the thought that kept popping in my head was … “THIS REALLY COULD HAPPEN!” I know many people try to avoid the topic of race relations, but this book will definitely have you wanting to talk about it.
This is the first book I have read by Rickey Teems II and it won't be the last. It was a much needed break from the "Love have given me the blues" books. If you don't know about Rickey Teems II.. I think its time you found out about him.
I thought of this song while I read Regression...
Regression Book Trailer
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