NEW BOOK: Heartache To Happiness: How I Found Love Online
“Intriguing and powerful.”
BBC Radio 5 Live
“Extraordinary and revelatory.”
Author BenArogundade recounts his journey as an online dater, during which time he was stood up, verbally abused, propositioned for sex and asked to be a father to an unborn child. Along the way he offers singles the secrets and best practices they need to know to boost the quality of their matches, and presents the latest strategies, research-based guidelines and innovations to take their online profiles to new levels of excellence. Get it now at Amazon, £9.99/$12.99.
White Labels Books was founded in 2016 by author Ben Arogundade. We specialise in original fiction and non-fiction across a range of subjects. We are a print-on-demand publisher, utilising digital technology to produce books to order. This means that our titles do not physically exist until a customer makes a purchase, after which the book is printed and delivered direct to you. This means less waste and reduced transport costs. Our printers also use paper from sustainably managed forests, and are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
WE HAVE BEEN SHOCKED and appalled by the murders of unarmed black citizens, but heartened by the resistance of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the demonstrations of people of all ethnicities. But how will we keep the momentum going? As an author, I am determined to transform my feelings of anger, pain and sadness into something positive and inclusive, which gathers and unifies citizens of all ethnicities who believe in fairness, equality and love. Hopefully that is you.
CROWDFUNDING MY BLACK LIVES MATTER BOOK
To add my voice to the movement, I am looking to raise funds to write, produce and publish an illustrated history book that narrates the story of society’s prejudices against BAME people in the 21st century, and the subsequent work of Black Lives Matter. Each person who donates the book price or more (£45.00/$55.00) will receive a copy. The venture is live right now on GoFundMe.
BLACK HISTORY - MY WORK
I have written before about the history of the black experience, in a book called Black Beauty published in 2000. It went on to become a bestseller, was honoured by the New York Public Library and become the subject of a three-part BBC documentary. My proposed new book is a “sequel” which continues this literary journey into this new century.
INVEST IN A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT
The title will become an important educational and historical document that will both inform the growing audience of people seeking to understand how we got here, and also help ensure that the aims and values of the Black Lives Matter movement continue to resonate.
This is the most important time in the history of the struggle for racial equality since the death of Martin Luther King in 1968. Let us not allow it to pass without doing what we can. Donate to my Black Lives Matter book, and let’s go!
AS A 50-SOMETHING SINGLE Londoner who was new to online dating, I was shocked to find the apps riddled with racism, abuse…but also friendships and love. In this radio podcast for BBC Radio 5 Live, I tell my story to presenter Nihal Arthanayake, offering the best advice and tips from my new online dating book.
This podcast covers a range of topics, including:
• The prevalence of racism within online dating apps.
• Best tips about how to find love online.
• How dating apps are used for emotional recovery rather than dating.
• Listeners amazing personal stories.
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RADIO 5 LIVE ONLINE DATING PODCAST
Presenter Nihal Arthanayake interviews Ben Arogundade about his new online dating book.
Four men are paid to seduce and abandon...but then one of them breaks the rules
“A clever, dark drama,” says Esquire
Eccentric millionaire Dennison Carr invents a bizarre game in which he pays a group of handpicked men to seduce women he selects at random from the streets, bars and clubs of London. The chosen women all appear to share the same desire for the thrill of no-strings sex with a stranger. One of the male seducers, a down-and-out graphic designer named Erskine, is recovering from a recent trauma that has made him averse to relationships. Things begin to unravel when he begins to develop feelings for one of the women he is paid to seduce — a commitment-phobic jazz singer called Natascha. As they both battle against their aversion to intimacy, and their expanding feelings for one another, neither is prepared for the shocking conclusion Dennison has planned.
The novel, which boasts 18 SEX SCENES, became a cult hit when first released, and was championed by Hollywood actor and ‘Matrix’ star Laurence Fishburne, who recorded an audio segment which has never been released. Get the book now at Amazon, £8.99/$11.99, or read a sample.
Fake Views? The Donald Trump Book Of Covers
THE ILLUSTRATED STORY OF PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump’s rise from real estate mogul to the White House, told through a unique collection of 240 of his front covers, from 1979 to the present. Witness Trump depicted as the anti-Christ, Adolf Hitler, The Joker, a Ku Klux Klansman, a terrorist, a psychopath, a narcissist and a sexual predator, to name but a few.
DURING HIS TWO TERMS IN OFFICE President Barack Obama amassed more newspaper and magazine front covers than any other in history. This book presents the best 101 examples from across the globe, in a special commemorative edition celebrating the startling event that was the election of the first African American president.
Eight years in the making, the book’s selection of covers depict Obama in a kaleidoscope of guises, including feminist, communist, fashion model, Jew, Muslim terrorist, Messiah, Superman, George Washington, President Roosevelt, Julius Caesar and Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
Featured publications include ‘TIME’, ‘Newsweek’, ‘Rolling Stone’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘The New Yorker’, ‘Esquire’, ‘Ebony’, ‘Essence’, ‘Vibe’, ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The New York Times’. The accompanying text discusses the design, typography, photography and political context of each cover, bringing to life this unique portrait of one of the world’s most famous men. Get it now at Amazon.
The struggle for acceptance in a world of white values
“Beautiful,” says Vogue
This book chronicles the turbulent journey of black beauty within Western culture, from antiquity to the present. It analyses the aesthetics of make-up, hair, skin-tone and facial features amongst people of colour, and the way in which these motifs have been both accepted and rejected within Eurocentric culture. The narrative draws upon a galaxy of black stars of film, fashion, music, television and sports. From Josephine Baker to Beyoncé, from traditional African hairstyles to coloured contact lenses and blonde weaves, ‘Black Beauty’ has become the key text for all studies of this branch of beauty history. Now a three-part BBC documentary.