Black History Month Spotlight: A Matter of Souls by Denise Lewis Patrick

A Matter of Souls

A Matter of Souls

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

  • Imprint: Carolrhoda Books

Publication Date:  April 1st 2014

Synopsis:

From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls. In this stirring collection of short stories, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents. In each, she takes the measure of their dignity, describes their dreams, and catalogs their fears. Brutality, beauty, laughter, rage, and love all take their turns in each story, but the final impression is of indomitable, luminous, and connected souls.

About the Author:

Denise Lewis Patrick was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She attended local schools and earned a degree in Journalism from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1977. That same year, she moved to New York City. She has been both a writer and editor in various areas of the publishing industry, particularly for children.

In addition to being a published author, Denise is an adjunct professor of writing at a local college. She’s also worked with budding writers in an afterschool program, has managed middle and high school writing programs.

– Bio taken from author’s website

A. A. Omer

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