Author: Jemayne L. King
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Warren Publishing
JemayneLavar King, a native of Franklin, Virginia is a 2017 TEDx speaker finalist. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. King is the creator of the world’s first collegiate English course dedicated to identification within Sneaker Culture.
King’s first poem, “Richard Morgan Flier,” was published in 2002, followed by the books Sole Food: Digestible Sneaker Culture; Life within the Dorm and Other College-Related Poems; Managing Relationships: Bridging the Communication Divide; and 20 First Dates: The Poetic Mixtape.
In 2014, King became an ambassador for the American Heart Association, where he won the organization’s Lifestyle Change Award. Serving as a lifetime member of the Elizabeth City State University and the Virginia State University Alumni Association, King is also a member of the United States Press Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. He is also Producer/Co-Host of “The Gentleman and The Jerk” Podcast.
Professor King holds a Bachelor of Arts in English/News Media from Elizabeth City State University, and a Master of Arts in English/Literature from Virginia State University. He is currently a candidate for a PhD in Literary Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
King resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where he operates Sole Food Brand LLC, and lectures as an English professor at Johnson C. Smith University.
The contemporary athletic shoe has experienced an evolution comparable to man. What began as necessity matriculated to style, then morphed into a culture with its own multicultural identity.
Sole Food, through the vehicle of sneaker culture addresses societal ills, life and identity within that culture, and explores the overall impact and phenomenon of sneakers on a global level.
Whether an aficionado of sneaker culture or a contentious observer, Sole Food takes the reader on a fantastic voyage with nary a pit stop or layover.
Visit the Author’s Website:http://www.jemaynelavarking.com/merch/sole-food-digestible-sneaker-culture-second-edition
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