Making The Case For A Consistent Gullah Orthography

I have gone through my notes about the Gullah language, though most of them have been about trying to create a unique alphabet for the creole language. I relied on the research that linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner conducted while living among the Gullah Geechee people for years. This included all of the unique sounds within […]

Quintillion Ink-Strokes | “A Son of the Forest,” by William Apess

This is an autobiography published by William Apess in 1829. I read the electronic version from Archives.org. Plot It starts with an introduction into his family’s background. He had a white grandfather who married the daughter of the Pequot chief, King Phillip. It then gets into Apess’ early life of how he and his family […]

Quintillion Ink-Strokes | “People of the First Light: Wisdoms of a Mashpee Wampanoag Elder,” by Joan Tavares Avant

It truly was an honor to share another work by a Native American elder. There is not much of these copies of this book, so I was quite fortunate to find it. Plot Basically, this book is a compilation of essays written by Wampanoag Elder, Avant, for the magazine┬áThe Mashpee Enterprise. They involve personal accounts, […]