Pass the Torch

Pass the Torch : How a Young Black Father Challenges the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype

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"My dad is my hero" Those five words begin an emotional journey for author Jamiyl Samuels that shapes the man he would become. When his father walks out of his life as a young boy, Samuels grows increasingly angry and resentful. He finds refuge in the power of music, namely Hip Hop, channeling his angst into the art of rhyme instead of a stereotypically negative alternative. The birth of Samuels' first child adds new purpose to his life and "Pass The Torch..." is his story of reflection, heartbreak, forgiveness and determination to become and remain a hero to his own children. Almost five years since its original publication date, "Pass The Torch" has been updated to reflect the joy, pain, and sacrifice of a present that is only possible because of a refusal to relive the past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0692618112
  • 9780692618110

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About Jamiyl Samuels

Adding the title of author to his list of accomplishments, which include performer, screenwriter, freelance writer, lyricist, and blogger, Jamiyl Samuels continues to strive for success in the field of media arts. He has written for well known publications and websites such as, Vibe Magazine,, and, to name a few. He is the founder of W.R.E.a.C Havoc Enterprises, a company that offers media and consultation services while fostering personal growth, creativity, and education through informed written content, social media, film, and music. Samuels continues to expand his company and is currently hard at work on several projects including his next novel. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.
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