Ignorance Kills…

The best African American, urban fiction, street lit novel written from a black British perspective.


Inspired by a true story and a popular rap song, by Tupac Shakur ‘Brenda’s got a baby’, Ignorance Kills… brings the reader into the grimy poverty driven world of Brenda, who falls pregnant to her cousin Shun at the age of twelve.

Together they pursue a vicious life of crime until it all comes tumbling down when Shun is shot.

Estranged from her mother and without a father since the age of six, Brenda is left to the mercy of the ghetto and must find a way to survive its nightmarish reality.


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‘Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too – whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now!’ Johann Wolfgang von Goether

Von Mozar African American Author

The above quote has continued to contribute and shape Von Mozar’s work as a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright.

Mozar was raised on the Yardie gang-infested streets of Brixton, London UK, in the 1990’s, where he witnessed destructive acts of violence and death, that have destroyed, debased and deprecated the minds of many who had shared the same environment. Fortunately, however, Mozar escaped this fate by forcing himself to read – moreover, Mozar read books that freed his soul and lifted his consciousness from the degradation that had plagued his childhood friends. This empowerment inspired Mozar to write stories that people from underprivileged backgrounds could relate to and engage with, in the hopes that those still trapped in the irrational, concrete-bound, anti-conceptual mentality can free themselves.

In 2002, Mozar began his writing career, for two years he self-studied creative writing and then went on to earn a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing.

Mozar completed his first book in 2004, Ignorance Kills, which explored how children can grow up to be penalised for the failures of their parents.

Unable to place Ignorance Kills with an appropriate publisher, but undeterred and determined to find a way to promote Ignorance Kills to people from his disadvantaged background, Mozar sold his home and incorporated his own publishing company; Waterbuck Publishing Limited.

Using gorilla marketing and hard-street promotion, Mozar established a fan base of individuals who had never read and enjoyed a whole book before and with little support from high street retailers; Ignorance Kills went on to sell 4000 copies.

Mozar’s following novels; Sexfiend published in 2006 and Little Jamaica published in 2008 sold 6000 copies combined, by word of mouth. Nevertheless, due to the barriers of entry for nationwide distribution via high street retailers, Mozar put his publishing endeavours on hiatus and began a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Creative Writing with Film Studies at Kingston University.

During his time at university Mozar worked with and tutored a vulnerable inner-city young person to write and bring the young person’s creative memoir of gang life into print.

Mozar graduated in July 2013, earning a 1st Class Special Study in Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction.

Upon leaving university, Mozar decided to change direction in his writing. He is no longer focusing on the naturalistic premise that his previous novels where based on, which took the approach of reporting how things are. He is now focused on romanticism; the premise of art, that selectively recreates reality as it should or could be.

‘Fiction is of greater philosophical importance than history, because history represents things as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.’ Aristotle.

Current Projects:

• Mainstream Crime Thriller Series

• Sci-Fi TV Series

• Non-fiction Health and Fitness Book