Books by Linda Pace Samuel

Consider the possibilities if old wounds from the past could somehow be healed, and if Mother Africa opened her heart to her Diaspora in America; those still scarred from the trauma of a long-ago slavery.

The Adinkra symbol depicted on the cover of Book I of the Return of the African Diaspora series – “Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo” (translated Help me and Let Me Help You) – calls for an energy of cooperation and interdependence that would be vital to such an undertaking. The symbol provides inspiration to Kristin, as she develops plans for leading the “underbelly” of Black America home to “transform their lives,” as symbolized on the cover of Book II.

A Mother for Celeste helps to expose the truth about racism and its origin, as the book sheds light on racism’s hidden economic objective. It examines other taboo subjects too, such as the issue of “color” in the black community, and brings attention to the plight of those who descended from people so traumatized by their slave experience that they could muster very little to pass on to their prodigy when slavery finally ended.

This entertaining and realistic work of fiction is jam packed with documented history, seldom discussed or taught in schools, and  provides a different framework for viewing the very complicated history of the “African American.” In Exodus Village, the second half of this compelling and remarkably true-to-life story, Kristin guides the underbelly into the realisation of Marcus Garvey’s back to Africa vision.  It is primarily set in Ghana and introduces bits of West African culture and history to her American cousins.

The 30-year saga vividly demonstrates a promising future that could benefit both sides of the ocean, and shows that it could very well come to be. It is woven around a blended family whose lives are entangled in misplaced passions, painful secrets, and a mystical love that hangs in the balance. It is a story of forgiveness and of the miraculous benefit in healing relationships of any kind, but especially the relationship between the Diaspora in America and Mother Africa.

 

From African to African-American: Word Search Puzzles That Trace Our Transformation

~ Latest Release ~

$15.99 Retail 

ISBN:978-0-9833150-2-5

Inspired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, the search words in this book are thought provoking. They trace the unparalleled and centuries-long transformation undertaken by Africans brought to America: from captivity to present day African-America.

The puzzles remind us of our proud heritage and they are a fun way to help keep our history alive. The good, the bad, and the ugly are represented in the searches – many of the people, places and things that have helped shape our culture and continue to influence who we are today.

These word searches are a challenging and engaging way to reminiscence about our past. They can also build an easy bridge to share our history with the generations that follow us, when given as stocking stuffers to young children in your family or to entertain them when they come for a visit.

Who knows? You might even learn something new!