— Khefa Nosakhere’s first novel, “America, the Beautiful”, reveals how catastrophic the U.S. wealth poverty gap will be in the year 2066 —
Bookcover and author, Khefa Nosakhere
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — It is 2066. After untold decades of exporting millions of the best jobs overseas, corporate welfare to the tune of trillions, and the unchecked greed of a select few – America as we know it, is teetering on the brink of total and utter collapse.
America, the “Beautiful” is a fiction work set 50 years into the future. America is in the depths of her second great depression, the president has been impeached and she is in serious trouble. Every institution so many relied upon is approaching disaster.
Author Khefa Nosakhere (born as Kef Ventress Marks) is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from McMain Magnet High School, holds a BA in Literature and Language from the University of Southern California as well as a graduate degree in English. His literary passion includes: 20th century American literature, creative writing, major authors and African American literature.
He credits Michael Jackson, Chinua Achebe, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, Langston Hughes, Rod Serling, Marvin Gaye, Maurice White and Chuck D as his major creative influences. In 2016, he will release his non-fiction work, No Fat Tuesday, the Trouble with New Orleans, poetry, magazine articles, as well as a series of scholarly articles that highlight selected works of Richard Wright, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison.