His book, The Problem with the Other Side, is written for young adults, and Amazon describes the novel as, “A searing YA debut that follows the joys, complexities, and heartbreaks of an interracial romance between high school sophomores that blossoms during a volatile school election.”
Kwame graduated from Princeton in 1993 with an A.B. in psychology. He was born in Bronx, New York and raised in East Orange, New Jersey. He went on to earn an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts. He’s had a screenplay optioned by Hollywood storyboard artist Karl Shefelman (“The Silence of the Lambs”, “American Gangster,” etc.).
Kwame decided to return to Princeton and completed the Teacher Prep program in 2011. Kwame says his time with Teacher Prep "defibrillated my life and reminded me that we each have an inner reserve of strength that’s wider, deeper, and more durable than we could ever imagine." He is now a proud high school English teacher at Collingswood High School, a public school in South Jersey. Kwame loves lasagna and hates musicals; he thinks contrasts are underrated and symmetry overrated.
Congratulations to Kwame on his debut as an author! He tells us that several more novels are in the works.