Courtney Alexander Williams donates books to the USIU-Africa Library

By Beryl Kamusinga

Publishing a novel is a grueling experience for any novice writer. A certain level of bravery is required in this area of work, but without the proper guidance or basic know-how, a lot of writers tend to give up along the way.

Courtney Alexander Williams, an actor, and author visited the Library on Thursday June 30, where he donated some copies of his book and gave advice to young, budding authors. Williams shared his writing journey from the moment he decided to write his books, the tiring process of finding a publisher, and the work he put in to ensure his books were published. He also explained his writing process and explained how his books were influenced by his life experiences living as an adopted son in Senegal.

He particularly talked about his new book ‘From Africa With Love’ which is the second book in a trilogy, with the first being ‘Faithful Brothers’. Set in Casamance, Senegal, the fictional tale is about three brothers navigating through life, love, and adversaries that come their way.

Williams is looking to have his book adapted into a screenplay in Kenya. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Actor’s Equity (AEA) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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