If you are a Paranormal History fan, who enjoys the works of Octavia Butler's 'KINDRED' or even Toni Morrison's 'BELOVED', you will find I WAS to be an enjoyable, must read selection. The old Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, FL offers an undeniably heart wrenching and haunting history. So when the wife and slave of its former owner, Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley - a former slave and African Princess turned plantation owner - decides to transcend time and death to bring her life story to present day in order to save the only home she has known, chaos ensues. Anna 'reaches' out to the unsuspecting, twenty five year old Rylind Corliss, editor of the Jacksonville Post Gazette; whom Anna has chosen to be her earthly voice. For Rylind, helping Anna will hopefully mean an end to the living hell she has been through over the past few months at the hands of debilitating nightmares. Determined to find out more about the nightmares, and more importantly, learn why she is having them and how to stop them; Rylind's efforts lead her to Anna's former home - Kingsley Plantation, where she meets the ghost of Anna. What she also finds are chilling and mind boggling similarities between her nightmares and the actual life of the African Princess turned slave. Anna offers to help Rylind stop the nightmares in return for her help. The downfall is that Rylind will have to accompany Anna into these horrific dreams. Little does Rylind realize, though, what is waiting for her there. Beyond experiencing the horrors that she soon learns were once Anna's life, Rylind discovers a revelation so disturbing that her own life will be forever changed. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley. Though there is precious little written about her in the history books, her true life story is one of great magnitude, interest and inspiration. Born in 1793 in West Africa, her inner strength and ability of unbound proportion combined with an acute sense of intuitiveness, carries her from her early life as an African Princess through the bitter turmoil of kidnapping, captivity and enslavement to become a free, black plantation and slave owner in East Florida. The gripping and painful reality of Anna's life and slavery in early America is the true life inspiration for this fictional work that is creatively brought into present day through 25 year old Rylind Corliss.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Michaels, K. a.
Publisher: Independently Published
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.26d
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