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Outskirts Press Announces Not My Shadow, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Personal Memoirs Book from Exton, PA Author Kenneth W. Rodgers, Sr.

Exton, PA, January 16, 2009 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Not My Shadow: A True African American Story by Kenneth W. Rodgers, Sr., which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5 x 8 paperback in the Personal Memoirs category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $11.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

After a lifetime of struggle with identification, segregation, integration, and spiritual and cultural self-discovery I awakened to find that all of the knowledge I had gathered amounted to no more than a voluminous collection of unorganized information. Not until I made the pilgrimage to the Motherland and sat at the feet of my indigenous African elders and ancestors did I realize the missing ingredient…

Blending real-life occurrences with beautifully articulated metaphor, author Kenneth Rodgers describes the joy, pain, confusion, and richness of life found in an African-American community. Not My Shadow chronicles one man’s journey of self-discovery on the streets of North Philadelphia in the sixties and seventies, during a time of great upheaval and social change. With wit, humor, and pulsating emotion, Rodgers shares his memories of church, school, and family; his thoughts on politics and society; and his growing-awareness of self; giving the reader an authentic picture of the African-American experience in a way that only one who has grown up in the community can achieve. Not My Shadow is a powerful expose of life in an urban American neighborhood and an intimate look at one man’s soul.

Deftly constructed at 117 pages, Not My Shadow: A True African American Story is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Personal Memoirs category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Not My Shadow meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.

Additionally, Not My Shadow can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432729424
Format: 5 x 8 paperback
SRP: $11.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Kenneth W. Rodgers, Sr. holds degrees in education, history, philosophy, religion, and music and has over 20 years of experience in education, serving as a history professor, school principal, community/youth advocate, educational consultant, lecturer, and musician. He has five children and has been married to his wife, Blanca, for 22 years. Kenneth currently lives in Exton Pennsylvania, where he is the director of academics for a private boarding school and a professor of history and sociology at a New Jersey College.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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