The Circle of Life: The Two Century Transformative
Journey of A Family in the Americas
The Circle of Life: The Two Century Transformative Journey of A Family in the Americas (copyrighted December 2015) tells the story of Marcelina Lassalle, an enslaved African in 1805 Puerto Rico, and the transformative journey of her family through more than a century in Puerto Rico to the Puerto Rican Migration in the 1950s and 1960s to Loisaida (Manhattan) and el Bronx, and the more recent migration to Orlando.
With an insightful historical context, The Circle of Life tells a story that resonates with the experience of 200 million people with African ancestry in the Americas that began with the Transatlantic Slave Trade: from Uruguay to Brazil to Peru to Colombia to Trinidad to Guadeloupe, to Haiti to the Domincan Republic to Cuba to Jamaica to Guatemala to Mexico to the USA to Canada.
The picture at right is of Clemencia and Nicholas Lassalle just one of many of Marcelina's descendants. I know that Malcolm X and Arturo Alfonso Schomburgo would have loved this book! Will keep you posted.
The book is a sequel to our highly successful 2012 book, Coming of Age in the Hip Hop Generation: Warrior of the Void.