Malick Kouyate – Author Interview

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

My most recent book is Love: The Young Adult’s Road To A More Meaningful Life. The book is essentially but not exclusively writen adolescents and young adults.
It’s about:
* healthy self-love as the road to in-depth self-discovery, our life greatest discovery.
* genuine love for other people as the road to self-transcendence, our life very essence.
* love for a worthy cause as the road to inner calling, our only way to excellence
* unconditional love as the raod to oneness with the One, our only way to teh Way which is never meant to be that far away.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am from Guinea West Africa. I have a bachelor degree in philosphy, a Master degree in public policy and managment and a doctorate degree in education. I started writing when I was in college. I have self-published four books, three poetry books, and one inspirational book.

What inspired you to write this book?

What inspired me to write this book is a graduate course—Historical, Philosphical and Sociological Foundations of Education–I taught at Duquesne University as part time faculty from 2003 to 2008.

How did you publish this book?

It’s a self-published book from BookSurge, September 2009.

How do you do research for your books?

This book reflects my own philosophy of education. It’s about the seers, sages and saviors ranging from Solomon, Socrates, Lao Tzu, Rumi, Franci of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, Eckhart Tolle, Emerson , Sartre…

Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?

In this writing this book I learned that meaning is a dialogical encounter between the ‘outside in’ and the ‘inside out.’

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I am writing another book on “LOVE: The Young Adult Road To A More Peaceful Life.” I believe LOVE is the smoothest road to a more peaceful life in a more peaceful world for evry thinking soul.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

A writer must write. That’s my best advice. A writer must write at least 1000 words/ day. A writer must write everyday. A writer must keep another job ’til he or she is able to make a living out of his or her own writing.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

Readers who wish to read my book may (1) contact me directly at or (412) 621-1344 or at or the publisher BookSurge.