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“I am the first and the last. I am the honored one and the scorned one. I am the whore and the holy one. I am the wife and the virgin. I am the barren one and many are my daughters. I am the silence that you cannot understand. I am the utterance of my name.”  - Nana Peazant, played by Cora Lee Day

Following the success of Daughters of the Dust, her Sundance award-winning 1991 film, Julie Dash’s stand-alone novel tells another rich, historical tale of the Gullah-Geechee people: a multigenerational story about a Brooklyn College anthropology student, Amelia Peazant, who finds an unexpected homecoming when she heads to the South Carolina Sea Islands to study her ancestors. Daughters of the Dust: A Gullah-Geechee Novel is a vibrant story that chronicles not only the lives of the Peazant family, but also effortlessly and seamlessly blends African histories, folktales, languages, human-geography, and social-psychology. It is a compelling and moving story of ancestral reconciliation, the remembrance of restoration and legacy, and unbreakable familial bonds.

The Daughters of the Dust: A Gullah-Geechee Novel audiobook is narrated by Bahni Turpin, who played Iona Peazant in the 1991 film.

Join us as we welcome Director, Writer, and Producer Julie Dash, actress and audiobook narrator Bahni Turpin, and Founder of Black Chick Media, Keya Crenshaw, for an exclusive live virtual interview and discussion.


Note: This program is offered through the African American Heritage Center (AAHC), housed at Macon Library. AAHC programs are open to anyone, and everyone, interested in celebrating, exploring, and discussing the African Diaspora. If you have questions please contact Sheena Daree Miller at [email protected] 

This AAHC virtual program will take place via Zoom. For optimal participation, you will need either a computer with audio and webcam or a telephone. A link and number to access the meeting will be sent to registrants one hour before the meeting, so please keep an eye out for the email; check your spam folder if you don't see it.

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