Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden.

Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. It is a complex family structure that needs to be fully understood”

“There has been an alarming increase in biracial children(Black and white) in the Scandinavian countries and Sweden in particular for the past 20 years. This social utterance in the typically traditional Scandinavian society has to be examined. In comparison with North America, the United kingdom or even Australia where biracial interactions has been long existing,  it is quite a recent trend here.

“l have for the past year devoted my time, both on a personal research and narrative acquisitions on individuals, couples/partners who have been having biracial children. 

“l have interviewed over seventy women, men and offspring of this relationship in order to get their first hand experiences and stories, which has fostered or faded the relationships in a struggle to harmonize their Socio-political differences.

“My main focus was on understanding the unique dynamics and complexities of their collective involvements and the psychological effects it has on everyone involved in it. Also understanding the underlining causes and reasons for dis-functionalities, thereby giving reflections on practical solutions to ameliorate the relationships.” 
 
Book one titled, This Was Supposed To Be Love, focuses on true life stories from the women’s point of view while Book two, I Hate My Life, highlights the men’s point of view and the third, We Will Never Understand, discusses the viewpoint of the biracial children.
 
Fokumlah, a resident of Sweden for the past 10 years. moved to the Scandinavian country as a student and studied a Masters degree program at the Mittuniversitetet in Östersund.  He currently works  in a psychiatric institution in  Stockholm, the Swedish capital.
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