WELCOME TO TRANSITION UNLEASHED!
Learn about Transition: Breaking Through the Barriers - the first book written by Allen Paul Weaver III - and it’s growing impact, across the country, in the lives of men, women and teens within the African-American community and beyond! See the latest news below. Thanks for stopping by. Make yourself at home. Purchase the book online by CLICKING HERE.
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“What About Your Dreams?” - one of the poems from my book, Transition: Breaking Through the Barriers, will be featured in the upcoming independent film “Speedsuit Powers.”
“Speedsuit Powers” is also the name of my 2nd book, a young adult novel about a 14 year old boy who moves from the suburbs to the inner city and encounters a school bully who is determined to make his life miserable. The novel was released in 2009 and we are now producing it as an independent film.
“What About Your Dreams?” is a hard-hitting poem that questions the reality of merely living to survive vs. discovering your purpose and living “out of” that sense of significance. The poem has resonated with readers of Transition, so it was included in the Speedsuit Powers novel and now the film; playing a major roll in the arc of the story.
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My book, Transition: Breaking Through the Barriers continues to impact others. A young lady who had read Transition, last year, had an opportunity to tell me how the writing impacted her life. It’s always a humbling experience when someone shares their experience.
An older woman has also asked for a copy to review and would like me to do a teaching, based on some of my writings to a womans’ group. I’ll let you know how that goes. I’m really excited about the opportunity.
Plans are also underway to release the second edition of Transition. I’ll keep you posted.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. I believe everyone has at least one book in them. What are you writing?
Allen Paul Weaver III
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(NOTE: Thankfully, our three-person team made it to Rwanda, Burundi and back to the United States safely without any major incidents. Personally, the trip to Rwanda and Burundi was a lot for me to process. However, I didn’t want to write anything lengthy until I had time to “sit” with my thoughts for a bit. At the time of this first writing - I’ve only been back in the states for just under 48 hours hours. Yet I realize this is an opportunity to give you a sense of my experience and thoughts. So what you are about to read is still somewhat of a work in process. Feel free to leave comments. And “Thank you” to all who prayed for us while we were gone. - Allen Paul Weaver III, June 4, 2008, New York, 6:53am E.S.T.)
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
(NOTE: This installment serves as an account of my experiences and as a highlight to the tragic event of the Genocide in Rwanda. To write about the Genocide’s complete history would take too much space here. I am in no way an expert on the many facets of this event. However, I have learned a lot through interaction. There will be resources linked to this writing which you can access for more information. What you are about to read may not be easy… but please read it anyway. - Allen Paul Weaver III, New York, June 5, 2008)
(NOTE: This writing serves to give a general overview of my experience in Burundi. -Allen Paul Weaver III - June 7, 2008)
“Does a waterfall stop falling? - Does the wind stop blowing? - Does the sea stop flowing? - Does the sun stop shining? - Does the bird stop flying? - Does the world stop turning on its axis? - I spend so much time - Trying to figure out: - Who - What - When - Where - and Why? - Without taking the time to enjoy the wonders of this life. - Just taking the time to enjoy the journey…” (Allen Paul Weaver III, Transition: Breaking Through the Barriers, IUniverse, p. 68)
LEAVING FOR BURUNDI
Africa and the Notion of Poverty
NOTE: (This is a summation of the impact of my experiences from Rwanda, Burundi and my previous trips to West Africa as well. This is still a work in progress as I seek to further understand and communicate my own thoughts to others. - Allen Paul Weaver III - June 23, 2008)
“Only by seeking after, knowing and acting out the truth can one be free. All else is the creation of a lie that is appealing to the senses, but is still an illusion.” (Allen Paul Weaver III, Transition: Breaking Through the Barriers, IUniverse, p. 91)
What thoughts enter your mind when I mention the name Africa?
Do you have thoughts of Poverty? Do you envision hungry children with nothing to eat and little or no clothes to wear? Do you think of a territory that is filled with savagery and war? Do you think about places of beauty? Creativity? Dreams? Peace?