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‘SLAVE: The Trilogy’ Reading and Book Signing with Author Jacqueline Malcolm in NY on February 27, 2013

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 7pm, meet author Jacqueline Malcolm at Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant, 341 Lenox Avenue in New York, where she will read excerpts from her new novel SLAVE: Escaping the Chains of Freedom. The reading will be followed by a book signing.

British author, Jacqueline Malcolm, joins the United States in Remembering…

Cover Artwork by Karol D. Malcolm – www.karoltheartist.com

Cover Artwork by Karol D. Malcolm – http://www.karoltheartist.com

January 1st 1863, during the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued an order famously declaring that ‘all persons held as slaves…are, and henceforth shall be free…’ and as America step up to the plate to remember the 150th Anniversary of this Emancipation Proclamation through a plethora of big budget movies and events, Seaburn Publishing Group release the first book of her trilogy, SLAVE: Escaping the Chains of Freedom.

Lincoln’s order did not immediately apply to all slaves in the US at that time: It could not be enforced in the rebellious states until they had been fought and won by the Union Army; nor could it be applied to the five slave states that were not in rebellion and so forth, but from the moment of its announcement the Emancipation Proclamation transformed the heart of the Civil War to a fight not just to save the Union but for man’s freedom.
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Set a century earlier in 18th Century New York, SLAVE: Escaping the Chains of Freedom introduces its reader to Hezekiah Thomas, a mulatto slave, born to his white General Father and slave mother, who becomes a free man for the first time in his life. But with this freedom comes an unfamiliar weight of responsibility and we watch as one decision fueled by pure ambition leads him down a road of disastrous consequence where not only everything he loves and everything he holds dear is put into great jeopardy but he faces losing the one thing he had wanted above all else; his freedom.

When asked what inspired her to write this story, Ms. Malcolm said; “I wanted to explore an alternative set of events and not only high-light the motives behind my black ancestors that seemingly profited from the trade but also open a window into our own hearts by asking; how far will we go to survive and how far will we go for a profit?”

Jacqueline Malcolm

Jacqueline Malcolm

Northhampton, England native Jacqueline Malcolm has enjoyed a long lasting professional career in administration and event management to an executive level. A classically trained actress (New York and London), Malcolm has had a passion for writing since a very early age. A published author of the children’s book, The Adventures of Lucy the Lamb, her other writing credits to date include a myriad of stage plays, screenplays and commissioned pieces. Ms. Malcolm presently lives on the Island of Syros, Greece with her family and welcomes visitors to her site; www.jacquelinemalcolm.com

Copies of the book (in both Paperback and e-Book format) are available through Amazon.com, Blackbookplus.com, Seaburnbooks.com and Towerbooks.com.

@jacquiemalcolm
www.facebook.com/slavethetrilogy

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
‘I was swept up in the story, relishing in the way it would ease into a comfortable pace before whisking away on new revelations. It was always a step ahead of me, and the ending left me breathless in the way that great reading experiences often do.’ Casee Marie – Literary Inklings ‘An historical epic grand piece of theatre.’
Ben Guillory – Robey Theatre Company
‘As a historical matter, this work is enlightening and fascinating as it represents a piece of history whose scope was larger than many knew. As entertainment, it is brilliant, on target and fluid in its storytelling.’
Ken Melamed – Bret Adams Agency
‘Moving, surprising, loving, disturbing. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, wanting more.’
Consuelo Gonzalez – EMMY award-winning Director

LICENCES / COPYRIGHT / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
© April 2010 Jacqueline Malcolm (Story created in Play form)
© December 2011, Jacqueline Malcolm (Novel) – ISBN-10: 1592323855
Cover Artwork by Karol D. Malcolm – http://www.karoltheartist.com

Other articles by Lia Chang:
André De Shields to Direct Reading of Jacqueline Malcolm’s The Trade at The Player’s Club on July 19, 2011
Photos: David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and The Railroad Opening Night
Hold These Truths Opening Night at Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theatre with Daniel Dae Kim, Joel de la Fuente and Jeanne Sakata
Signature Theatre extends David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and The Railroad starring Ruy Iskandar and Yuekun Wu through March 24, 2013
Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths, Starring Joel de la Fuente, Plays Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theatre, February 21 – March 2, 2013
Ann Harada Plays Cinderella’s Stepsister Charlotte in Broadway Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre
Ron Domingo, Francis Jue and Jon Norman Schneider Join the Cast of the World Premiere of Paper Dolls at the Tricycle Theatre, February 28 – April 13, 2013
Performing Arts Images from the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection on Display at the Library of Congress to Celebrate APA Heritage Month
Photos: Yellow Fever Playwright Rick Shiomi Explores New Territory with An All-Female Cast
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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist.

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