There's a great attitudinal saying I picked up in China, which has many uses. People I met there would say it occasionally in a manner that let me know that... Read more
Going down with the ship....
Well folks with less than two weeks left, I think it is pretty evident that Kickstarter was not the venue for a project of this nature. In spite of our... Read more
Greetings from China!
When the cat's away.... not much apparently happens! While I am very disappointed to report that there have been no new pledges for almost a week, the good news is... Read more
Thanks to Iman Jafaryanejad, a former student of mine, for the kind words he posted on social media to help raise awareness and interest in the book: "David Blumenkrantz, a... Read more
First Quarter Report
Friends and backers, running this crowd funding campaign has been a real learning experience. I feel like we are finally get our legs underneath us, both in terms of how... Read more
State of the Union
Just wanted to stop in and say thanks again. When I read the list of names who have become backers of this project it is a heart-warming reminder that I... Read more
Free Africana poster!
Hey everyone, we've come up with a poster that includes a QR code that takes you directly to the Kickstarter campaign for the book. Please
Drop them from helicopters! We're... Read more
After a huge day yesterday, today has been the opposite. Not a dime has been pledged. No rest for the weary!
Book Contents published
For those interested in a more detailed list of the contents, please go to my website, and to the Africana blogpage. The contents page includes the titles... Read more
Africana now on Instagram!
Just wanted to let you know I've set up a new Instagram account specifically for this project: https://instagram.com/africanabook/
Please follow and share to help spread the word, thanks!
Upgraded Kickstarter presentation
I'm quickly learning that running a Kickstarter campaign is an evolving process. In that light I've made some significant changes in the design of the basic presentation:
I appreciate... Read more
New page designs!
Just came back from a great working session with Bonnie Tanaka, the very talented graphic designer for the book. We are nearly finished with all the page layouts.... Read more
Leaving it all on the field . . .
What has gone into Africana 1987-1994?
My heart and soul, plus:
* Eight years of hard work in the field advocating on behalf of the downtrodden and dispossessed
* Three... Read more
Off to a nice start
Thanks to everyone who has pledged already, I am very grateful and it gives me hope that we will be able to see this book in print. I had no... Read more