Greetings, fellow indie writers and readers! I am Beem Weeks, author of the historical fiction/coming-of-age novel JAZZ BABY and SLIVERS OF LIFE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. My goal in life is to promote the indie movement to the world. I can be found on Twitter @VoiceOfIndie and @BeemWeeks. I enjoy indie films, loud music, and a well told story. Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Slivers Of Life
Our Lady of Victory: The Saga of an African-American Catholic Community isn’t a typical indie-published book. What author Shirley Slaughter has written is an incredibly detailed history of an African-American Catholic community in southeastern Michigan prior to the 1970s.
This amazing book brings to light a deep and rich history about which many people—including myself, a native Michigander—knew nothing. This fantastic history lesson recounts personal stories concerning lives worthy of remembrance, and a community that most certainly would have been forgotten had it not been for one woman with a headful of memories and a talent for painting vivid pictures with the written word.
Shirley Slaughter writes with a clean prose that draws the reader in, shares with them her own personal experiences, and even leaves the reader yearning to know these amazing people of whom she speaks. This is a story of perseverance with which every history buff should be acquainted. Our Lady of Victory is part history book, part memoir, but fully entertaining. I recommend it to anybody who enjoys learning something new about things no longer here.
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