Friday, November 13, 2009

Macka to write about Real Gangster's Wife

In 2007 deejay Macka Diamond stepped on a few corns with her controversial first novel Bun Him. Now the dancehall diva is back with her second novel, The Real Gangster's Wife.

A deejay, designer, actress and mother, Macka Diamond has embraced many roles and once again is back to her job as a writer.

Having released what was dubbed Jamaica's first dancehall novel to good reviews, Macka Diamond is back with an even more nail-biting story. Coming off a high from her action-packed starring role in the Caribbean movie, Redemption of Paradise, which was shot in Antigua, Macka Diamond is looking to keep the action alive with her latest novel.

Being very tight-lipped about the project, when THE STAR spoke to the deejay she said it was the movie that inspired her second novel.

"When I was shooting the movie I would jot down a couple of things, that's what really inspired it. Bun Him was different and people have really been asking me for a sequel, but that woulda been something too easy, I wanted something more challenging. This one gets into the love and action more; dis one di man dem nah go bun mi out, dis a everybody sitten," Macka said.

Macka Diamond's first novel Bun Him... the Saga Continues was inspired by her popular song with Black-er called Bun Him. It was released by Page Turner Publishing House and distributed across the island by Sangster's Book Store. Macka also plans to release The Real Gangster's Wife with Page Turner and hopes it will be out by her birthday on January 12, 2010. Macka Diamond will be having a birthday bash in Little Copa, Bull Bay on January 9.

Like the first book, the second novel was written by Macka Diamond, but with the help of a co-author. However, this time around, she has a lot more experience saying: "I'm still in the learning stages and want it to be perfect, but this time around there will be less for them to really co-write. It's a great idea and improvement is there."

However, Macka Diamond admitted to being nervous about the upcoming release. "Mi kinda nervous because everyone wanted a Bun Him (part 2) but this is different. I hope dem like it though," she said. Macka Diamond says she is planning to bring her first novel, Bun Him, to the big screen, adapting it as a movie before she contemplates a possible sequel to the novel.

In the meantime, Macka Diamond has also been busy in the studio with a song called Wine and Galang Bad on the 'Double Impact' rhythm and an upcoming collaboration with Tony Matterhorn for Big Yard Music.

Source: Jamaica Star

1 comment:

Stacey Marie Robinson said...

I'm looking forward to reading both books, I've heard about "Bun Him" and will definitely check it out.

Stacey Marie Robinson
Canadian Author