Black Boy Fly: My New Book

Isaac Y. Addae
3 min readDec 2, 2021

Embracing My Ancestry, Blackness, and Purpose in the African Diaspora

Life is truly a journey, and with every battle you fight, you gain the strength you’ll need to soar amongst the stars.

Are you struggling to discover your purpose? Are you having a hard time finding your way through life? Curious about where you’re headed and what you’re supposed to be doing? I’ve experienced all of this throughout my life’s journey. I was once a Black boy, and now I am a grown Black man. I have vivid memories of my journey as a young Black boy in America.

My journey was one filled with struggle and a quest to triumph over the many obstacles I faced. I am a child of Ghanaian immigrants and a first-generation American. My story is unique given my bi-cultural perspective and experiences. I believe that my story is important and that I have a responsibility to share it with other Black males coming of age in post-racial America.

This book was written for everyone with a dream larger than life itself. Throughout my life, I dreamt of taking flight toward my dreams, yet faced many obstacles and challenges that kept me on the ground. I want everyone that reads this book to know one thing, you were born to fly! Life is truly a journey, and with every battle you fight, you gain the strength you’ll need to soar amongst the stars.

In this book you will:

  • Learn about what it means to discover your true purpose
  • Understand how your childhood influences impact your outlook on the world
  • Receive insights on finding meaning in your career
  • Gain inspiration to live a fulfilling life
  • Get motivation to push through challenging situations in life
  • Understand how you can positively influence the world around you
  • Develop a mindset that prioritizes self-care

The Black Boy Fly book and my writing were inspired by Richard Wright’s similarly titled novel, Black Boy, and the song, Black Boy Fly, from Kendrick Lamar’s debut album (Good Kid, M.A.A.D City). Literature and music have been constant forces in my life, and I often draw inspiration from both. The writings of Richard Wright have shaped my perspective on the…

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Isaac Y. Addae

Author of Black Boy Fly | Chief Strategy Officer | Speaker on Diversity, Inclusion & Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders | www.isaacaddae.com