Bestselling lifestyle author Gil Robertson has issued a call to authors and storytellers to contribute to his next anthology, “Where Did Our Love Go: Personal Essays on Love & Relationships in the African American Community”.
The highly anticipated follow-up to Roberson’s two previous bestsellers, “Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community” and “Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today,” will seek to find an answer to the growing marriage gag that exists in Black America. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 43.3 percent of black men and 41.9 percent of black women in America have never been married.
As with his earlier projects, Robertson will assemble a broad swath of black Americans, including prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment and sports to share their perspectives on the subject. The book will consist of a total of 40 essays divided into 3 lifestyle categories (single, married, and divorced). Selected essayist will also be asked to participate in a cable network documentary that will air alongside the book. “I am specifically looking for writers who are prepared to be completely transparent in sharing their truth on this topic,” says Robertson. “Like my two previous African American lifestyle anthologies, the goal for this new project is to move beyond the surface and explore deep into the why and how of the subject, so that we can identify solutions.”
Authors interested in submitting essays should visit www.wheredidrlovego.com for additional background and project guidelines.