Second Coming or Second Trade-off: Contemporary & Relevant Literature during the Pandemic

ISBN: 9781636520261

A “Magic Moment” that has turned the world upside down stimulated the project. It is intended to allow expression based on the relevant situation- mental, physical, political, social, and economic- that we are encountering with "COVID19,” “Black Lives Matter,” and the “global revelation” that is being witnessed now to dismantle structural racism/classicism.  Moreover, the title of this work, Second Coming is based on the poem of William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming,” that led Chinua Achebe to write the award-winning book, Things Fall Apart.


Otis D. Alexander has directed academic and public libraries in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Indiana, Texas, and Florida. Also, he has been a library manager in the Virgin Islands of the United States and the Republic of Liberia as well as the Dean of the Library Faculty at International University in Dominica. 

Alexander was commissioned to create original choreography that was set to the work of world-renowned poet, Audre Lorde, and performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His paintings have been exhibited in the nation’s capital and Virginia; and Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, Egypt.

Alexander’s research has appeared in Virginia Libraries JournalScribner’s Encyclopedia of American LivesAfrican American National BiographyStill not equal: expanding educational opportunity in society, and In addition, excerpts from his doctoral dissertation, “Public Library Outlets Response to the Poor and Unemployed with Emphasis on Danville, Virginia,” appeared in Public Library Quarterly.

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  • Publisher : BTB Publishing 
  • Language : English
  • Paperback 
  • ISBN: 9781636520261
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