Linden Councilwoman Rhashonna C.Cosby announced today that she plans to release a manuscript aimed at exposing the inner workings of local politics from her perspective on December 12, 2019.
Cosby, the first woman of color elected to the Linden governing body in 2011, tells her story of governing in what she says is an atmosphere of Plantation Politics.
"The political plantation that I found myself on was structured as followed: Union County Democratic Chairman, (Planter) City of Linden Democratic Chairman, (Overseer) Democratic cronies and Council members, (Slaves)." an excerpt from her self published work.
Cosby says, for years, she was a loyal Democrat and toed the line but reveals in her writing why now, she discourages blind allegiance when it comes to politics.
"I have always been upfront with people; some people appreciate my honesty, and others don't. I did not run for office to make friends. I ran to make a difference." said Cosby, who hopes that her truth in the manuscript will shed light on the challenges faced by women of color in politics.
The only way to secure copies of the work is to register for one of her author talks.
Each event requires registration, which includes an inscribed copy of Plantation Politics.