Monday, September 28, 2015

Race Relations In America - Author Y Abrahaim Paints An Enlightening Picture In 'Travesty'

Abrahaim creates inspirational literature that gives readers a new sense of awareness about the world around them

Recently Lee Daniels, co-creator of 'Empire', stated in an article on the NY Post website that race relations in America are in an ugly place. Another piece on the Palm Beach Post website presented poll results from a survey for the National Bar Association that demonstrated many people feel race relations are worse off than 10 years ago. The survey found that "only 24 percent of whites and 19 percent of blacks believe the nation is close to achieving racial equality." Another piece in the NY Daily News printed picture of retired tennis star James Blake being taken down when police mistook him for an identity thief suspect.

Race relations in America has proven to regress over the last few years; the unjustified police shootings and insane church massacres, illustrate the struggle for racial equality continues; in addition validates Lee Daniels’ statement about race relations in America being in an ugly place. The issues surrounding the struggle for racial equality need to be brought to the forefront of the American consciousness nearly every day. It would appear as though things really are getting worse.

Y. Abrahaim's recently released inspirational novel, 'Travesty - A Love Story' weaves a tale around race relations in America during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which took place over the course of one year ending on December, 1956. 'Travesty' relates to the tale of a forbidden interracial relationship during the boycott which lead to lies, treachery and murder.  The story is told by a young Klansman who, 40 years later, has to explain his involvement in this murder that occurred 40 years earlier in his life. The case laid cold for 40 years until evidence from an unknown witness surfaces, forcing those involved to bring closure to the family of this young woman who was brutally murdered. Through the discoveries surrounding this case reveals the truth behind a murder that rocked the lives of all involved.

"The first question everyone asks is why I wrote a book about an interracial relationship during the mid-1950s," Abrahaim stated. "I wrote 'Travesty' because I wanted to shine light on how people will believe a  'travesty' even when the truth is staring them in the face. Because of the power behind the person presenting the 'travesty' people will not only believe it, but will kill, and even die to perpetuate it."

Travesty is a book that depicts a "travesty" through the eyes of a young Klansman who discovers the travesty surrounding his life, and through this discovery, he realizes the love and meaning behind his life is just that . . . a travesty. This realization derives through the most unexpected individual; a young African American woman. Through the realization of this "travesty" a life is taken, and through that other lives are destroyed. 40 years later he now has to confront the reason behind this life lost, and bring clarity to his role in the murder that rocked the lives of all involved.

A prolific writer, Abrahaim has also recently released 'Real Women Pray', a combination of prayers and poems that uplift, motivate and inspire women of all ages. Other works currently in production include:

'Memoirs of Capitol Hill: Capitol Hill, The President And Me'. The first in a four volume series, the storyline details an exclusive interview with a retired Secret Service agent who reveals an unprecedented friendship, and thus, creates  an unlikely one. Through this interview the two discover the “what” that was lacking in their lives, while creating a memoir expounding on the life of the most controversial President to have ever been inaugurated into the White House.

'The King And I: Emmanuel: A musical that talks about the life of a King through the eyes of those who knew Him as Emmanuel, and were touched by Him as Jesus Christ.

'The Sacrifice', In which The Law of Free-Will creates a battle zone within the Universe between good and evil over what we know as Earth.

"When the American people can respect one another is when race relations in America will improve," Abrahaim concluded. "History has to be part of that improvement; this generation needs to know their history. They need to be made aware of race relations then and now; hopefully this will bring to mind how much we have regressed as opposed to progressed."

Y. Abrahaim is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 'Travesty' and 'Real Women Pray' are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Payhip. More information is available at her website at

About Y. Abrahaim:

Y. Abrahaim has been writing since the age of 9. She believes being able to create a life, an event, a theme, plot, in addition to creating the effect the event, theme, plot has on the character is the most exciting act one can exercise. She also believes that being an author is empowering, in that an author develops an individual and through that creation another life is touched, moved and empowered. Thus a mind is opened to an endless possibility of another world that exists in a life created on paper.


Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show