FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- Anna Kingsley Alive Again After 136 Years
(Jacksonville, FL, November 15,
2006) The story of Anna Kingsley is told by author Rosalie
Turner in the historical fiction, FREEDOM BOUND (Season
of Harvest Publications; November 15, 2006), bringing
her to life as she was when she walked around Kingsley
Plantation on Ft. George Island, just off Jacksonville,
Florida, now a national park.
The novel begins in Senegal in
1806 when thirteen-year-old Anta Majigene Jai, a descendant
of royalty, is captured during a tribal raid and sold
as a slave. She is already pregnant with their first
child when wealthy planter/trader Zephaniah Kingsley
brings her to his Laurel Grove Plantation. She eventually
has four children by him, gains her freedom, and becomes
a woman of property and influence with slaves of her
own. Her life is an example of courageous strength as
five times she loses everything and must start again.
Dr. Beverly Hogan, President
of Tougaloo College said, "...It is an inspiring,
mind-expanding novel, chronicling the life of a woman
of courage, determination, resilience, and a will to
survive...An extraordinary novel, FREEDOM BOUND should
be in home and educational libraries."
Former Mississippi governor,
William Winter, of the William Winter Institute for
Racial Reconciliation said, "This well-researched
and enchantingly written historical novel provides a
unique insight into the complex paradoxes which accompanied
slavery in America in the early nineteenth century."
Debbie Macomber, award-winning
women's fiction writer said, "I loved this book.
FREEDOM BOUND enslaves the heart from the very first
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Historical Fiction - 333 pages
Season of Harvest Publications
Pub. Date: October 1, 2006