Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

November 29, 2014

“If You Don’t Initiate the Young, They Will Burn Down the Village to Feel the Heat” – African Proverb

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frank Fiore @ 3:51 PM

Michael Brown was killed. The reasons for it are vast and many and are superimposed on that event to meet personal and political agendas. But are those really the roots of this tragedy?

In my newly released novel MURRAN from Indigo River Publishing I show a way to no more Fergusons.

Our youth – especially young boys – have little today in initiating them into manhood. Men are made – not born. Gang membership or scoring high in Grand Theft Auto is not a rite of passage. Todays ‘rites’, as they may be called, lack any semblance of core values – values needed to guide boyhood into manhood.

What are these core values? MURRAN may answer that question.

MURRAN is a realistic, down and gritty novel that projects a positive message for today’s youth. It is the story of a young African-American boy named Trey coming of age in the 1980s, and his rite of passage to manhood. Trey is a member of a ‘crew’ in Brooklyn and is enticed into helping a violent street gang. He is eventually framed for murder and flees with Mr. Jackson, his African high school teacher, to his Maasai village in Kenya. While in Africa, Trey goes through the Maasai warrior’s rite of passage and returns to America to confront the gang leader that framed him. In the process Trey learns what a true African warrior is and carries those Maasai values back to his ‘tribe’ in Brooklyn.

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