"Ya Sankofa" A Book of Poetry
By: Hon. Torrance R. Harvey Sr.
Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to "Go back and get it" (san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to fetch, to seek and take) and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either with a stylized heart shape or by a bird with its head turned backwards carrying a precious egg....
NEW BOOK "Ya Sankofa". This is Mr. Harvey's very first book partnered with Dorrance Publishing Co. He has decided to share 20 inspirational poems and prose with the world!
America, America!: A Letter to the Nation Written as a Collection of Poetry
“America, America” is a penned open letter to our nation that speaks to the current social justice movement in America. Written from an African American lens, the work centers around cultural awareness and cultural responsibility as avenues for positive change in America and around the world. While we may not have all the money, we do have our words and our words have POWER! The final portion of the book presents two speeches, written and delivered by Mr. Harvey in local churches, which offer inspiration, passion and purpose.
(All proceeds from book earnings are used to fund my kids college education)
He was elected to serve a four year term as City Councilman at large. Then after the passing of Mayor Judy Kennedy, Mayor Torrance Harvey was appointed unanimously by his colleagues on the City Council for Mayor for the City of Newburgh, New York. Shortly aftwerwards he was re-elected to a full term as Mayor (2020 - 2024)