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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Christopher D. Burns, author of Archie’s Psalm
Archie’s Psalm is a glimpse into the life of a latchkey kid who is encountering situations that force him to learn about the changing world around him. A coming-of-age story with a carefully crafted narrative and subplot, Archie’s Psalm shows the transitioning world of a neighborhood in Memphis, TN, ten years after Dr. King’s death.
Through the setting, vivid character descriptions and moving storytelling a hot and humid southern neighborhood comes to life. Through the use of dialect and song, the shifting tone and sound of the south reminds the reader of Zora Neale Hurston’s novels. Archie’s Psalm is a work of literature that is artistic, powerful and important – A book that could become as relevant as Ann Petry’s The Street.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Archie’s Psalm?
Christopher D. Burns: I think Archie’s Psalm is so closely related to my own life that the inspiration came from there. I also needed to write a book Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Christopher D. Burns, author of Archie’s Psalm