About the Book
This jeopardy of our place on this earth has come about because of greed, hate and a lack of understanding. The greed of the few deprives the many, the hate spread by the few to control the many and the lack of understanding by the many that this is actually happening. The few have to succumb consumed by their utter greed and selfishness they can only see their own needs and their own desires. They have failed to understand the purpose of their responsibility to
the planet and humanity. They have failed to understand that our world is our life raft, it is our refuge, and it is our only place in this universe.
We must wake up, come to our senses, and realize before it is too late, we must speak to the Shaymen and ask them how to save our world. We must ask for forgiveness for the monumental sins against the planet, our earth mother and begin to put all progress in line with the earth mother, this is urgent. Be under no illusion the planet will rid
us of its ecosystem and within a few short months, there would be very little trace of our Western Civilization. It has happened before, with the Atlantic Civilization and it can happen again, rest assured. We must realize that our planet will not end, only our world will end, only the world humans have created will end. The planet will merely reshape itself, recycle itself to accommodate the next lucky inhabitants…
About the Author
Gary is a founding member of the DJ School Association, Stoke-on-Trent Caribbean Carnival, The Kids Karnival and U7 Urban Arts and Cultural Centre where he is currently the executive director.
He is a former Mayoral Candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Mayor, a well-known community activist and a voice for the voiceless of the world.
He currently hosts a successful podcast with social comment, cultural poems and current affairs called All Colours and is still an active performance poet.
Much of his formative years were spent as a rave DJ/MC/Promoter at local, regional, and international clubs, venues, and events.
Such as Shelly’s and Entropy night clubs Longton, Home and Hacienda Manchester and Helter-skelter, Deja vu and Sin City, and many may more.
Gary was also the owner of the Dread Head Coffeeshop and a pioneer of the modern coffeeshop scene.
In 1992/3 Gary toured a number of dates with the Happy Mondays as a MC/DJ and appeared on their live album of the tour.
He also produced and performed the Squidgy 12” single sampling the telephone conversation of Diana Princess of Wales and James Hewitt.
Recently Gary, under his stage name MC Ragga, has produced two albums called Hell Live Hate Dubs and Hellelujah Dubs gaining worldwide success and acclaim.
Other previous publications included Woodun Indians first Edition, the acclaimed Dear Love Powa, Contemporary Common Criminal, MC Rave- his first Novel and Sonnets of Solace published in lock down.
He is currently working on a new novel called DRE AD HE AD, producing a new music album, teaching difficult to reach students and campaigning on issues such as climate justice, right to protest and social justice.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Gary Oliver Keith-Falconer BA (hons) MA (hons) Ph.D (can) PiTTLs, Mism. Gary is a bestselling poet, author.
A voice for Poetic Justice
A Poetic Voice for Justice
Former Drama and Performance student, internationally renowned and acclaimed poet-lyricsmith, writer and best-selling author Gary Oliver Keith-Falconer has published his most recent book.
Woodun Indian, a Cop 26 Special Edition, is a poetry book of Urban Rhymes, Global Stories and Eco
Poetry to raise awareness of the climate crisis, Woodun Indians is out now on Quhwah Publications.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Lovers of poetry, climate justice and a love for verbal prose and imaginative text. The poems are suitable for all ages and explore issues affecting all humanity
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge -The Rime of The Ancient Mariner – the sense of dread -the spirit of the sea and the beautiful way it flows – is a masterpiece.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Write what comes from the heart- believe in yourself – always save copies.- find a trusted proof reader- embrace your art it will liberate you.