May 10, 2017
Dear African Man or Woman, Author or not,
We invite you to attend and participate at the 23rd Black Book Awards Gathering in our continuing work to “Validate, authenticate and celebrate Black Literature.” This year’s Event will also be a show of appreciation to Independent Black Publishing: A Tribute to Publisher H. Khalif Khalifah.
I expect you will agree, the works of H. Khalif Khalifah over the past 43 years have impacted significantly on both the production of Black Literature and to building a National Marketplace for Black Literature. He is the Founder of UBUS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS as well as founder and Senior Tour Guide for The Nat Turner Trail.
UBUS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS is the Publisher, or Re-publisher, of some of the most important books in the history of Black people: they include, “Developmental Psychology of the Black Child,” “The Mis-Education of The Negro,” “ Message to the Blackman,” “Stolen Legacy,” “Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder” & “The Willie Lynch Letters & The Making of a Slave.” The chances are excellent that UBUS had and is having an impact one way or another on your literature needs, especially if you are a independently published writer or Bookseller.
Black Book Awards is a serious endeavor to “Authenticate, Validate and Celebrate Black Literature.” The 2-days weekend also offers a promotion and sales opportunity to everyone who registers and attend. On Day one, June 3, 2017, all participants will be afforded speaking time to discuss self and your experiences autograph and sell books & things. During the evening, we will treat you to a gala dinner, Special Guest & a Wholesome Social Networking opportunity.
On Day 2 we make a “Return Visit and Tour the Nat Turner Trail.” After the historic tour we return for dinner and discussion about Nat Turner. If you care to join us, a weekend package can be purchased for $75.00. The Package includes two dinner meals, unlimited beverages and the bus tour of the Nat Turner Trail Tour. As per usual, purchase of the Package is optional: you may pay as you go or not purchase anything at all. Call 434-378-2140.
All activities, save The Nat Turner Trail Tour will be in Kujichagulia Village in The Nat Turner Library Building: 26070 Barhams Hills, Road – Drewryville, Va 23844. 434-378-2140.
***Attached is also a history of H. Khalif Khalifah. Whether you attend, or not, please acknowledge that you care about “Excellence in Black Literature.” A Commemorative Journal” will be published as a monument to Black Literature. If you would like to have your name or that of your publication or business in it for a small fee, please RSVP: Targeted publication date, August 21, 2017