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Peintre Ecrivain/ne Journaliste

LM Arnal

États-Unis

Français

(French below)

"Si del cielo te caen limones aprende a hacer limonada" ("if the sky

drops lemons on you, you've got to learn how to make lemonade") El Gran Varon, Willie Colon



LM ARNAL is a biracial writer who grew up without family in Europe, at a time when mixed relationships were still taboo, and who migrated at a young age to the United States. After studying literature and political philosophy, ARNAL found the weight of racism too thwarting and decided to travel as an adventurer.



The United States was a country where everything seemed possible, and it was easy for this soon-to-be-writer to learn many skills to be

independent and remain free.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Henry Miller, George Orwell, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, and Fassbinder were ARNAL's first inspirations; then Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Dennis Mithaug, and Edgar Poe, among many others.



On top of a full-time career, working for US universities, LM wrote

articles mostly for the black press (Nommo, African Affairs, Ariztos,

etc) and worked as a radio programmer for many years (to broadcast

reggae, jazz, African music, and panels to discuss primarily issues

concerning the black community).



After training as a HIV Prevention Counselor, ARNAL worked primarily within the black community to try and raise awareness and to educate different layers of the population in this domain. Later the education of professionals who deal with HIV patients became a priority on the author's agenda.



In 2002, LM ARNAL edited "Poets Without Limits" an anthology of black writers from the LA Area. Then after seeing the failure of HIV

Programs and the refusal in that circle to hire dedicated people,

versus corrupt bureaucrats, ARNAL decided to write a script to fight

HIV and change behaviors, and which is included in the compilation

"Love, Sex and Mathematics" (included now in Third World USA).



The beliefs in honor, courage, justice and generosity are the values

that motivate LM ARNAL to continue the struggle for a fairer world. Because humans "are created equals(Rousseau)" and should be taught not to let the world corrupt them.



“I know that my book, at times, might seem a little harsh. But after

so many years of HIV Prevention, during which I saw so many

professionals fake it and treat people like dirt, I decided that I

would write a book. It was meant to possibly change behaviours and

teach people of African descent another way to look at life and at

their problems—in order to learn how to solve them on their own.



What pained me most was the violence I saw, within couples and within the family, the abusive relationships that prevailed, the abuse of children who then grow up crippled before being given a chance in the world. I wanted to find out what are the beliefs that make our people caught up in so much self-hatred, the beliefs and choices they make willingly that keep them captive despite money or success.



We always have a choice, and it is time to make the right one, not

only for us but also for those around us. For in the end, we are

responsible for the fairness or unfairness of others: if we don’t have

character, courage, and caring (my 3Cs) who will ever respect us and our children?”



Next book coming up soon…



LM Arnal est artiste multiculturel. Domaines d'expertise: écriture, prévention du VIH, traductions. Loisirs: peinture et photo. LM Arnal a vécu aux usa pour échapper au racisme en France, et a travaille là-bas comme dj-radio, et dans les universités ou centres médicaux américains. LM Arnal est artiste qui revendique tout d'abord la liberté-pour les hommes et les femmes. Livres publies aux usa Poets Without Limits

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1517197619

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1497404894

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1515051412

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English

"Si del cielo te caen limones aprende a hacer limonada" ("if the sky

drops lemons on you, you've got to learn how to make lemonade") El Gran Varon, Willie Colon



LM ARNAL is a biracial writer who grew up without family in Europe, at a time when mixed relationships were still taboo, and who migrated at a young age to the United States. After studying literature and political philosophy, ARNAL found the weight of racism too thwarting and decided to travel as an adventurer.



The United States was a country where everything seemed possible, and it was easy for this soon-to-be-writer to learn many skills to be

independent and remain free.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Henry Miller, George Orwell, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, and Fassbinder were ARNAL's first inspirations; then Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Dennis Mithaug, and Edgar Poe, among many others.



On top of a full-time career, working for US universities, LM wrote

articles mostly for the black press (Nommo, African Affairs, Ariztos,

etc) and worked as a radio programmer for many years (to broadcast

reggae, jazz, African music, and panels to discuss primarily issues

concerning the black community).



After training as a HIV Prevention Counselor, ARNAL worked primarily within the black community to try and raise awareness and to educate different layers of the population in this domain. Later the education of professionals who deal with HIV patients became a priority on the author's agenda.



In 2002, LM ARNAL edited "Poets Without Limits" an anthology of black writers from the LA Area. Then after seeing the failure of HIV

Programs and the refusal in that circle to hire dedicated people,

versus corrupt bureaucrats, ARNAL decided to write a script to fight

HIV and change behaviors, and which is included in the compilation

"Love, Sex and Mathematics" (included now in Third World USA).



The beliefs in honor, courage, justice and generosity are the values

that motivate LM ARNAL to continue the struggle for a fairer world. Because humans "are created equals(Rousseau)" and should be taught not to let the world corrupt them.



“I know that my book, at times, might seem a little harsh. But after

so many years of HIV Prevention, during which I saw so many

professionals fake it and treat people like dirt, I decided that I

would write a book. It was meant to possibly change behaviours and

teach people of African descent another way to look at life and at

their problems—in order to learn how to solve them on their own.



What pained me most was the violence I saw, within couples and within the family, the abusive relationships that prevailed, the abuse of children who then grow up crippled before being given a chance in the world. I wanted to find out what are the beliefs that make our people caught up in so much self-hatred, the beliefs and choices they make willingly that keep them captive despite money or success.



We always have a choice, and it is time to make the right one, not

only for us but also for those around us. For in the end, we are

responsible for the fairness or unfairness of others: if we don’t have

character, courage, and caring (my 3Cs) who will ever respect us and our children?”



Next book coming up soon…