Sea Islands Heritage
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Sea Islands Heritage

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  • Author: Mary A. Twining
  • Publisher: BookLogix
  • Binding: Perfect Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781610056854
  • Pages: 303
  • Item #: 5614
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As coastal lands become less available in the rush for condo/beach demand, the traditional life of the Sea Islands has become threatened by the 
pressure to accommodate the tourists, vacationers, and retirees. Scholars and lovers of the culture are recording that information for posterity.
Though some of the old ways are no longer respected, there are others who value that history of survival and strength in the face of rough times.

This volume and its author hope to purvey some sense of the contributions of the Gullah Geechee, a marginalized group of people who maintained
their cultural knowledge in difficult circumstances. Sharing the stories, dramatic presentations, material productions, social heritage and structures,
and more is an attempt to shine a light on some remote corners of the history and culture of the area and its vibrant people.


Dr. Mary Twining provides a humanistic approach to the role of women, the black aesthetic presented within the narratives of the people, and the
people’s philosophy of living their black experience in America. A wonderful, profound, and educational read, Sea Island Heritage reminded me of
the behaviors, proverbs, and healing herbs that were a part of my growing up years.
- Josephine Boyd Bradley, Professor of Africana Women’s and African-American Studies, Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Twining digs deep into her experience living among the Gullah of the Low Country of South Carolina to write this fascinating book—a must read
for anybody interested in Gullah studies.
- Alcione M. Amos, Museum Curator Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum

While thoroughly referencing the scholarship that precedes hers, Twining successfully opens the fourth dimension to the extant Sea Island heritage
to reveal what is more commonly known in Africa and the African diaspora as its àse (a shay), the cosmic, creative energy powerfully manifest in the
Sea Island cultures.
- Tina Dunkley
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