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Tengy fuh de tenduh mannus fuh lub--Gullah/Geechee love

 
A Heritage of Treasures
Judy C. Andrews' debut novel, An Ocean of Jewels (Harlem Writers Guild Press; 2006), is also available on Kindle.  This historical and suspenseful novel depicts the African American Gullah/Geechee culture in forms of beauty, dignity, and pride.
     In America, there are more than one thousand Gullah/Geechee islands off the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston brought these islands to the attention of the American people in her brilliant novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, but most Americans are familiar with such islands as Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Edisto, and Sapelo.
    The setting for the novel that Ms. Andrews has created is Jewel Park, New York, a fictional town in the suburbs of New York whose descendants are from a (fictional) Gullah/Geechee Island in Georgia named Eva Creek Island.  The ancestors who originally inhabited and structured this island were African and Native American.
The main character in the novel, Imani Jewel Henderson, a former foster child, decides to seek the knowledge of her rich heritage when her father dies at Christmas on her 29th birthday.  She embarks on a journey to discover her father's mysterious past and the root of her mother's pain.
       Readers will learn that what Imani uncovers about herself is riveting, beautiful, healing, and empowering.  Join her with a glass of Teacola, some warm sweet potato pone, and a dollop of suspenseful curiosity.
Other issues explored in the novel are Colorism, Orphan Trains, The Jewish Holocaust, and Bedford-Stuyvesant's historic Weeksville community. 
 
 

Retailers may order the novel, An Ocean of Jewels, by Judy C. Andrews, through the following book distributors:
 
Ingram Book Group

 OR
 
 
 
Baker & Taylor
 
Price (Paperback): $17.95
EBook:  $3.99
Format: 5x5x8.5
ISBN-13: 978-0-595-40030-0
Pages:  244 
 
 
 
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(C) Judy C. Andrews 2017