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Present Imperfect; A Black Male, EFL Odyssey describes what teaching EFL has been like from a black, male perspective. The book discusses why I chose to teach EFL, my T.E.S.L. qualification, my experience teaching EFL in various settings in Korea and especially in Japan, my M.A. in Applied Linguistics, my thoughts regarding improving teacher quality/training, current employment trends and conditions and discrimination/racism as it pertains to teaching EFL in Japan. The book covers a roughly 20 year period and includes anecdotal/autobiographical evidence, academic essays and op-ed articles in various tones. Many assertions in the book are common knowledge and easily corroborated. Unlike the Odyssey the book is not a work of fiction. But, like the Odyssey, it does include accounts of trials, adventure and hardship. The book would be of interest to any ESL/EFL professional (or student). Especially, if they happen to be black or brown skinned.