Photo – Dr. Bertram Charles
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 14, 2018 – Kittitian Dr. Bertram Charles’ New Book “To Serve the Present Age” is a stirring memoir of a man who served the people in different regards before his call to ministry.
Recently released “To Serve the Present Age: A Memoir” from Page Publishing author Bertram Charles is a probing true story that chronicles the life of the author, from his birth into poverty in 1937 in Sandy Point, St. Kitts in the West Indies.
Bertram Charles laboured as a youth in the plantations of St. Kitts, before leaving for New York and continuing to work while juggling school and civil rights activism, which propelled him into serving in the United States Army, finishing law school, and liberating St. Kitts policy before defeating prostate cancer in 1997 and answering his call to ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Bertram Charles, among many things a civil rights activist, lawyer, social engineer, Army vet, legal advisor, politician and ambassador in Asia turned ordained minister, has completed his new book “To Serve the Present Age: A Memoir” is a fascinating life story of a man called to serve.
Author Bertram Charles writes about his thoughts on slavery: “The legacy of this unparalleled institution is ubiquitous in the African disapora as well as globally pervasive. As a direct result of slavery and its progeny (colonialism), millions of blacks daily face racism, segregation, discrimination, injustice, inequality, oppression, cruelty, and brutality.
It appears that most blacks in the diaspora are unwilling to change. They continue to live under the shadow of the past instead of taking control of their destiny and moving beyond the legacy of slavery. We must examine the present and strain forward to what lies ahead of us. Going beyond the legacy of slavery would take courage. It will not be easy to achieve our substantive goals of overcoming the adverse effects of slavery and preventing the reoccurrence of the greatest holocaust in the history of humanity.”
Dr. Charles is a former Legal Adviser in the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and was also served as St. Kitts and Nevis’ Non-Resident Ambassador to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
He is the recipient of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Dr. Charles is also the author of several books “Whitehall Street,” 1998; “All 8-2000” 2001; “Alien in Paradise: A Time for Healing in the U.S Virgin Islands” 2004 and “Beyond the Legacy of Slavery, From St. Kitts to Sierra Leone.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Bertram Charles’s new book is an inspiring portrait of a man making his name and returning to serve his people in ministry. Underlining it all is the author’s profound call to serve not just his people but the oppressed everywhere.
Readers who wish to experience this enlightening work can purchase “To Serve the Present Age: A Memoir” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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