Raptors in the Ricelands (Hardcover)

Raptors in the Ricelands By Ron Daise, Natalie Daise (Artist) Cover Image
By Ron Daise, Natalie Daise (Artist)
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In the twenty-first century fictional community of Georgetown, SC, a story unfolds revealing family secrets and conflicts that challenge cultural beliefs. With bighearted intention, newlyweds Florence and Chadwick Wineglass attempt to promote economic legacy, but their unconscious motives often ensnare those they assist. The Wineglasses become raptor-like in their generosity at a moment when other community members' intentions also prove to be menacing.

Conveyed in four acts and with chapter names that follow the production stages of Carolina Gold Rice, Raptors in the Ricelands spans the future, the present, and the past, and fosters a message of connection with African diasporic communities around the globe. Historical accounts include the Orangeburg Massacre; Black church life, particularly in Oconee County, SC as begun during slavery; the launch of White supremacy in Fort Mill, SC; the Reconstruction Era; and the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781958754818
ISBN-10: 1958754811
Publisher: Belle Isle Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 312
Language: English