Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

According to reviews this memoir is vastly different from Cicely Tyson’s, but a look at a life many didn’t know existed.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

  1. Mackenzana says:

    Cicely Tyson was not a ADOS nor was Sidney Poitier, Viola Davis is descendant of the Africans brought to American and made slaves. Her experience is going to be vastly different from Ms Tyson, although Ms. Tyson was born here her family was not. Immigrants don’t face the mean, harsh discrimination here that African Americans do. It’s not say they do not face discrimination because they do, but the Islanders and Africans who come here after slavery do not face a fiery discrimination breathing down their necks at all times. This is what Ms. Davis is talking about.

    No foreigners face what African Americans face, our own country give foreigners a bigger success than its own Native-born sons and daughters. It’s not that they are smarter than African Americans, it’s that their opportunities have been greater. No one is working diligently to keep them down.

    American Descendants of Slavery
    American Descendants of Slavery is a term referring to descendants of enslaved Africans in the area that would become the United States, and to the political movement of the same name. Both the concept and the movement grew out of the hashtag #ADOS created by Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore.

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  2. Hadley says:

    I respect Ms. Tyson and her struggles. She opened the door for many others, but Viola’s life resounds more with modern life. And as for those bad boys, I would have had a pile of rocks waiting for them every day.

    On Thu, May 19, 2022, 12:10 PM The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  3. Marina says:

    I loved how open she was with her life story. I didn’t know she was once a model.

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    • I don’t think her career started out as a model. I’m not sure. In 1996 Davis made her Broadway debut in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars of a musician recently released from prison, a performance that earned her a Tony Award nomination. She made her film debut the same year with a bit part in the drama The Substance of Fire. She has lots of accredits to her name.


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