Author Latonya Binky Toran
A Piece Untitled
Latonya Binky Toran is a native Nashvillian. She has been active on the poetry scene for the last twenty years. The poignancy of her work has touched the lives of many people creatively. She is a first time author of a novel entitled “A Piece Untitled”, a book that speaks directly to the heart of life’s issues. She is involved in many artistic programs, from the prison to programs for the elderly. She is currently working on her second novel “Land Of No GOD.” She aspires each day to become a better artist as she shares her gift of poetry.
Latonya Binky Toran is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a prolific poetess and spoken word artist. She has performed her original works from the Deep-south, Mid-south to the South-eastern parts of the United States. She is a member of an award winning all female poetry group, Relative. Binky has expanded her love for storytelling into her first novel, A Piece Untitled.
ABOUT A PIECE UNTITLED:
Lani is a young bi-racial girl. She was raised in the southern grit of sudsidized housing, in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised by Cash, an African-American reformed alcoholic, after she was abandoned at birth by her caucasian mother. Lani is devasted when she is faced with the sudden death of her only beloved parent. She is forced to make a choice to become a bride, rather than spend the rest of her teen years in a foster home. Lani discovers that poetry can be a refuge, when confronted with life’s most challenging times. She struggles to find her voice in the mist of a controling husband, four children and a very overbearing mother-in-law. Lani learns about life, love and redemption in, “A Piece Untitled”