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Listen in to a Virtual Book Talk for The Gathering of Gemstones: A Poetry Collection, with Judy C. Andrews, held at the world-reknowned, Sister's Uptown Bookstore!   The Book Talk audio actually begins at the 3:48-minute mark.  Length: 90 minutes.
Let the Gatherings Begin...

     

                           GULLAH/GEECHEE INFUSIONS 
  
     My father spoke the Gullah/Geechee language, but I didn't find out until I was an adult.  I had spent my entire childhood in foster care, and I rarely understood the language my father spoke when I lived with him and my mother before I went into foster care.
     When I entered college, I read a novel by brilliant author, Zora Neale Hurston,Their Eyes Were Watching God, and it opened up a new world for me.  Many of the phrases in the novel were identical to things I grew up hearing my father say, such as "Tie yuh mout'," "Don't be actin' so siditty," and "Ah reckon' so!"  I wanted to bring that pidgin to creole language as well as culture back, in a modern-day manner, and preserve it, just for myself.
     I write about Gullah/Geechee-infused experiences in standard English.  I also focus on the themes of foster care, family, education, and history.                 

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Judy C. Andrews, at Sister's Uptown Bookstore