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African MC

Mek Tha God

As a suggestion, is there possible that an African teenager moves to the UK, Japan or the US and becomes a very good MC. Preferably not time travel and more real time, not too many buffs. Life will show junior high all the way to university and beyond. Will meet interesting characters
Character development is up to you. I'm grasping at straws however any input will be good thanks

Remus2

Why don't you write the story yourself? I'd throw in the suggestion that the MC was a decedent of one of Africa's ancient advanced civilizations that got wiped out for unknown reasons.

Replies:   StarFleet Carl
StarFleet Carl

@Remus2

Africa's ancient advanced civilizations that got wiped out for unknown reasons


Wakanda forever!

Replies:   Remus2
Remus2

@StarFleet Carl

No, not a fictional country. There has been several advanced civilizations on the African continent over the last several thousand years.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Remus2

No, not a fictional country. There has been several advanced civilizations on the African continent over the last several thousand years.

For most authors, a character from South Africa (ex: TV's Trevor Noah) is the easiest to write, as they're typically conversant in English and often have Western educations (even if they've never been out of country before).

But this is another case of there being too few SOL author's familiar with the requisite experiences. You can offer yourself as a contributor (i.e. an SOL editor reader to provide background for African characters anyone might wan to write), but it'll likely be some time before anyone writes one. :(

As I've stated before, I've 'unpublished' my entire 6-book series in anticipation of rewriting the entire thing using a black (non-African) character rather than the lilly-white atheist Alex. (It just seems like a more 'believable' character, as his reasons for 'not believing in the white man's God seem more reasonable (less arbitrary) than my original story.

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