Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) made ourstory and history once again! She has released two Gullah/Geechee novels simultaneously! This is the first time that anyone has done this.
Both novels have Gullah/Geechee youths engaging with their elders to learn their family histories on the Sea Islands while also encountering environmental dangers and land issues. Dem chillun use muddawit fa git tru disya fa tru. These two sagas bring to life the lifestyles of traditional Gullah/Geechee families and show how the youth that engage in knowing who they are will be champions in holding onto this cultural legacy.
"We Journey" focuses on a teenage Gullah/Geechee artist that is also intrigued by science and the changing environment who spends summers on the Sea Islands with her grandmother. This intergenerational journey takes them both back into their family history of land ownership and brings them forward in uniting to insure that their land is not lost to destructionmentand climate change.