Today we talk about I see life in pink, a book by Guy Safari published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Guy Safari to get to know him better, what was the moment that brought him to the writing of his book I see life in pink, as well if he sees any resemblances of himself with the protagonist of the book.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What is the moment that brought you to the writing of your book?
First of all, I think that it is important to know that since September 2022, I have been attending the Cambridge First Class, extra English lessons in order to pass an exam organized by the same organism. In the frame of these lessons, in February 2023, one of my teachers, Mister Huygens taught us a lot about dystopias. Therefore, he asked us as homework to write our own original dystopian story and if there is something I still remember, it’s that he told that there was NO LIMIT. That’s why after a few first ideas came to mind thanks to the environment where I live in and a few imaginary ideas, I started to write mainly for fun. Nevertheless, as I knew how I wanted the end of the story to be, I tried to create a plot that will bring the reader to the end the best way possible. That’s how my simple story became this book.
- What are the crucial themes of your book?
My book gathers a few crucial themes. First of all, as the book depicts a dystopia, we can observe that dictatorship characteristics are very present in the book. Moreover, one can also see that friendship and love play a key role in order to deal with this society. Furthermore, this book can pave the way for a better comprehension of the difference between inner and outer beauty as it shows that you don’t necessarily have to be the most beautiful person in the most beautiful place on earth to live happily. Finally, I think that one of the most important themes of the book is determination. Actually, we can notice that the key actions of James, the main character of the story as well those of others are always characterized by their insatiable determination. Whatever the difficulties they were facing, they always managed to keep their aim in mind and go forward together.
- What is the message you want to communicate to your readers?
I have got a message for you, readers. Time flies and sometimes nothing seems to be similar to the day before. However, it is important to know that you can always make your own decisions, follow your own paths and be the one who manages the way you live your own life. Even if it is fictional, this book has been the occasion for me to observe how important it was to be able to decide what are you key values. Whatever the society you live in, you’ll still have to live on earth with your own identity because life is something precious. Be sure on what you think deeply and live your life by controlling it the most possible. I really invite you to read my book to understand even more what I mean. By the way, I would like to add that I am really proud of me because I managed to get my book published at 17 years old. It is something that I had never imagined when I started to write but it also comforts me in the idea that in life, everything is possible if you want to be successful in something. The only thing I could tell you is to realize your dreams.
- How much is there of you in the protagonist of your novel?
The main character of the novel, James can be seen as someone sharing some resemblances with me. First of all, he’s someone who doesn’t need to act directly when he faces a new situation. Actually, he needs time to study it precisely and find the best way he can take advantage of that situation or escape it. Furthermore, he gives a lot of importance to friendship and social values. In fact, I would define myself as someone who doesn’t need to get useless problems with others since I always try to federate around me and create positive relationships with those who get to know me. In addition, he’s got my three most important values : Strength, Courage and Honour. By the way, he also has some of my qualities like my memory, my joy of living or my humoristic side which is not necessarily something that I’m used to express all the time. To conclude this analysis of the character, I would like to say that James has been the opportunity for me to express my deepest identity. I am not perfect but I always try to be someone better than the day before.
- Are you working on a new writing project you can tell us about?
What I can tell you is that “I see life in pink” was not my first writing project. It was the first one to end up as a book but I already started almost 4 years ago, a project related to geography and history, my passion that I will continue step by step. It is a major project and since I wouldn’t like to spoil you, I can’t tell you anything apart from the fact that it inspired me to start a similar writing project this year that will normally last 5 years. By the way, “I see life in pink” could get a sequel as a few ideas have been recently coming to my mind and I would like to see what it could give. That would still be something original but with several differences. I can’t predict the future but if there is something I know, it’s that I will definitely not stop writing.
Europe Books thanks the author Guy Safari once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book I see life in pink. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, remember that you can always follow your own path and decide how to manage and live your life. Anything is possible if you want to be truly successful at something. Therefore, continue on your path towards realizing your dreams , no matter ifs or buts!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy your reading!