Published by Sandlapper Publishing Co., Inc., Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2007. 198pp. 8.25 x 10.5 inches. Paperback. ISBN 978-0-87844-182-2.
…Gullah Branches, West African Roots is an aesthetic documentation of the lifestyles, customs, superstitions, and lore of cultures from which Gullahs and Geechees sprang. It is a collection of writings that identify a heritage closely related to other cultures of the African Diaspora. This work is a time capsule, presented with sea island flavoriing. Its stories and songs showcase that, indeed, there is a connection! Those who may not be able to witness this connection firsthand can — without doubt — believe, cherish, celebrate!
Ronald Daise has documented Gullah culture and history with books, recordings, and performances since the 1986 publication of Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage (Sandlapper Publishing). His other books include De Gullah Storybook and Little Muddy Waters, A Gullah Folk Tale (G.O.G. Enterprises) and two Simon & Schuster sticker books, Mr. Bradley's Day of Surprises and Let's Go to the Gullah Gullah Island Market. A native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina, Daise starred in Nick Jr. TV's award-winning children's series, Gullah Gullah Island. He resides with his wife Natalie and their two children in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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