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Progress in the USA: Two Big Hits

I’m a bit at loss for words and almost too scared to post this. Just thought I would inform BOOK SA readers of my progress in the USA, with the service, through which I scored two big hits over the weekend, with mentions both in USA Today online and Reuters.

Herewith a mail from the founder of and the two links:

Hi Gerrie,

Great news! The interview with you was picked up from by two very prestigious news services, Reuters and USA Today. Congratulations!


I will compose a more coherent post once my system allows it. Meanwhile, I’ve put the beginning of the interview below; click either link above for the rest.

From a very happy chap in Stockholm.

Thank you to Gerrie Hugo, author of the autobiographical book Africa Will Always Break Your Heart for taking the time to sit down with Blogging Authors for this interview. (E-book version is available here.)

1. What prompted you to write this book? How did you come up with the idea?

Africa Will Always Break Your Heart saw the light purely as an exercise in therapy. I suffer from Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and needed an escape valve to let off steam in an effort to put the demons of the past to rest.

It is also my confession and apology for living a large part of my life as a racist.

I wrote the first draft in six weeks. It just bubbled over. During the editing process numerous other agendas came to the fore i.e. setting the record straight. Illuminating to some people just how backward their opinions are. To anger my enemies and bring the heart failure they so justly deserve on a bit sooner.

I have also written a few children’s stories which will be available soon.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">John Dovey</a>
    John Dovey
    July 3rd, 2007 @22:15 #

    This is really great news. Maybe NOW the SA Media will pick it up and you might get some local coverage. The silence has been truly deafening!


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