AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Myra Darwish, iWendy Laing, isandrea mosses, iTom Kitt, iNicholas Coe, iPamela Taeuffer, iSusan Rempel, i
  Home > Travel > Books

Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry   


Aberjhani

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 280 titles
· 2,944 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Dec, 2004

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life...

· The River of Winged Dreams (Hardcover Gift Edition)

· The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009

· Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World

· The Harlem Renaissance Way Down South

· Literary Savannah

· Visions of A Skylark Dressed in Black

· The Hanging Man Dreams

· Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

· The Wisdom of W. E. B. Du Bois (Philosophical Library Series)


Short Stories
· Come Walk With Me

· Uncut Goodies Part 4: the Current Conclusion

· Uncut Goodies Part 3

· Uncut Goodies Part 2

· Uncut Goodies Part 1

· Introducing Uncut Goodies

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 4 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 3 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 2 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 1 of 4


Articles
· What Your Writings Mean to Me

· Lee's and Morrison's New Works May Influence Millennials' Dialogues on Race

· A Writer's Journey to Selma-Alabama

· 'Tis the Season for the Magic of Poetry

· How Creativity and Social Responsibility Inspired 5 Memorable Moments 2014

· 7 Ways to Help Replace Legislated Fear with Informed Compassion

· Text and Meaning in Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus

· Text and Meaning in: Elemental the Power of Illuminated Love

· Introducing Tao of the Rainbow

· Creative Flexibility and Annihilated Lives (essay with poem)


Poetry
· Reflections on Ode to the Good Black Boots that Served My Soul So Well

· How Poets and Words Burn Truth into Love

· Valentine Winter: A Mink-Warm Distance Between Decades

· The Poetess Inside Her Years

· Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)

· Self-Knowledge in the New Millennium

· Help Keep Book Lovers' Hopes Alive

· Photographed Light of My Grandmother's Soul

· A Naked Woman with Skin of Thorns and Ice

· There Upon a Bough of Hope and Audacity

         More poetry...
News
· New Interview with Aberjhani Published in Poetry Life and Times

· New Reviews of Early and Recent Books by Aberjhani

· iTunes Adds Three Books and Podcast by Aberjhani to iBookstore

· C-SPAN Tags Savannah Authors for Features on Book TV and History Channels

· Savannah Author Joins Consortium of Doctors Annual Celebration

· Literary Laureates Herta Mϋller and Amiri Baraka

· A Great Day to Appreciate Book Lovers 40 Percent Off Sale

Aberjhani, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.
 

 

 




Category: 

Travel

Publisher:  Lulu and Black Skylark Singing ISBN-10:  1435717694 Type:  Non-Fiction
Pages: 

309

Copyright:  May 2008 ISBN-13:  9781435717695


Amazon
Amazon
Barnes & Noble.com
Amazon
Bing Cashback
Bright Skylark Literary Productions

Expands beyond the safety of pages bound by predictability to explore and often confirm exciting creative possibilities. A shimmering collage of memoir, creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and dizzying flights into poetic observation, this is the amazing story of one writer’s rediscovery of his family, his hometown, and himself...

Takes readers on epic jaunt across landscapes of “the soul at work.” Whether dealing with the challenges of care giving and racism or coping with the subtleties of art and spirituality, this is one author-poet and one book that sings with the beauty of hope and the persistence of life itself.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: RETURN TO SAVANNAH

1. Return to Savannah    

2. This Mother’s Son    

3. Thorns of Sorrow and Blossoms of Grace      

4. The Us That Never Was      

5. Strength to Carry On    


PART TWO: MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE GEORGIANS

6. The Keepers of Their People’s Spirits    

7. The Bridge and the Monument: A Tale of Two Legacies  

8. Bound Moments: Jack Leigh’s Beautiful Southern Adventures 

9. The Hard Stuff    

10. The Light and The Way of Luther E. Vann    


PART THREE: WORDS AND BLOOD

11. “Savannah Moss” by Jerry P. Bolton    

12. The American Poet Who Went Home Again    

13. Words and Blood Burning the Page    

14. The Great Old Man Mystical Poet on the Mountain    


15. With Love, A Letter From Yesterday to Today    

16. Eyes Like Oceans of Infinite Love    

17. Journey through ‘Universes Beyond the Invisible”    

PART FOUR: THIS WORK THAT POETS DO

18. “The Onyx of Savannah” by Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU    

19. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

20. Tales of Harlem Down in Savannah    

21. Visions of the Poets: Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU    

22. Twenty-nine Birds on a Wire    

23. February 15, 2003: the History that Peace Made
 




Excerpt

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


With the publication of “This Mother’s Son” in the 1997 November issue of ESSENCE Magazine, I made my national debut as a writer and will always be grateful to NAACP President’s Award recipient Susan L. Taylor (at that time editor-in-chief of the publication) for including both my work and my full-page photo in that very special annual men’s edition. “This Mother’s Son” has never been published in book form before and an expanded version of it is presented here for the first time. Related stories that followed and completed this book were published by: The Redbridge Review (edited by Rotimi Ogunjobi); the editors at TooWrite.Com; and Mike Green at EXPOSE’D.Com.

It would have been impossible for me to write this book had it not been for the cooperation and inspiration so often provided by various friends, acquaintances, and the subjects themselves. I am honored to express my gratitude to them at this time: the Moran Family of Harris Neck, Georgia, who so generously shared their history and time with me; Savannah African-American Monument Founder Dr. Abigail Jordan; my long-time brother in creativity, Luther E. Vann; author Pearl Cleage (for helping keep alive the memory of Bill Bagwell); the talented poets known as Renazance and Toussaint St. Negritude; my writing partner on Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, Sandra L. West; the late gifted seer and photographer, Jack Leigh; the creative team of Joseph and Alexandra OneLight, whose gift of vision and poetry could not have arrived at a better time in my life than it did; the extraordinary poet Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU; novelist Jerry Bolton; the AuthorsDen community for its empowering camaraderie and inspiration; and the Creative Thinkers International community for its shared dreams and accomplishments. .

I’m also deeply grateful to the publishers of my first books: Facts On File, Kensington Books, and iUniverse.com. And to anyone whose name I may have inadvertently omitted: nothing is quite so important as the time, love, and strength with which we bless each others’ lives.



Professional Reviews
UNCOMMON BEAUTY
"Aberjhani can write about anything, and give it uncommon beauty..."
--Dr. Ja A. Jahannes, creator of "Montage for Martin" and author of "Truthfeasting"


Insightful Portraits of Writers and Artists
“My wife Martha gave me a copy of ‘The American Poet Who Went Home Again’ for Christmas. I turly enjoyed reading it. The portraits of photographer Jack Leigh, writer Bill Bagwell, and artist Luther E. Vann especially insightful. Although I don’t consider myself a spiritual person, I now approach happenings in Savannah from a new perspective.”
Robert Keber, The Keber Report



An Author's Passage through Hellfire
"The American Poet Who Went Home Again will make me do something I never do--I will re-read this soul-exploring book again and maybe again.

Going home is never easy, but Aberjahni examines the journey from all angles and decides the difficulty is what he treasures. The painful memories of his loss of young children, divorce and the pull of his family obligations are sung in such elequent words that the music hummed in my head.

"The author's memories of growing up in a segregated Savannah and the mystery of his heritage make me see how he passed through the hellfire and came out who he is.

"I love this writer!"

--Pat Andres, author of Maggie, a Savannah Dog, and Love From the Ashes


Reader Reviews for "The American Poet Who Went Home Again"


Reviewed by Paul Judges 8/2/2009
Looks like a fascinating book !
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 12/9/2008
sounds like a great book and congrats on being a great poet of word and verse
Reviewed by Leonard Goslee 7/6/2008
I have ordered "The American Poet Who Went Home Again" from AuthorsDen Book Store.

I also have bought the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance,
The Bridge of Silver Wings and I Made My Boy Out of Poetry.

Good luck on your sales,

Leonard Thomas Goslee, M.D.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/28/2008
Dear Aberjhani,

You are abounding in an astonishingly realistic interpretation of original work. You are a constant reinvention of meaningful, humanitarian, literary work, an artist whose influence on me personally plays a very significant role in my own literary volumes. The American Poet Who Went Home Again is a lifetime tour of a man's pursuit of the voluntary duty of human and spiritual relationships. It is for this reason in which you include your literary peers who are firmly and trustingly planted by your side that you are not friendless, homeless, or isolated. An enormous door into a spiritual world has been opened for you and in return, in loyalty, you have opened an enormous door in kind for others, me included. I wish you the best always Author-Poet Aberjhani...Blessed Be.

Warmly,
Sage
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/25/2008
CONGRATULATIONS Master Aberjhani!

I am glad that one more of Your dreams is materialized!

"The American Poet Who Went Home Again" is a reality today!

If I had the seraphic words and the stylus of wisdom, I would write a note to You on the stone of gratitude to show the thankfulness of my heart.

Thank You for allowing my name to be included in "The American Poet Who Went Home Again", and for the Essay on my works "Visions of the Poets: Part One".

May You enjoy a long healthy creative life through a blissful living.

In gratitude and cooperative attitude,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Books by
Aberjhani



Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The River of Winged Dreams (Hardcover Gift Edition)

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life...

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The American Poet Who Went Home Again

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Visions of A Skylark Dressed in Black

Buy Options
Signed copy!



Popular
Travel Books
  1. We The People: A Good News Odyssey
  2. Travel Wings: An Adventure
  3. Rome, my sibling, my empress
  4. A Walk for Sunshine expanded 3rd edition e
  5. Armchair Travel around the Globe with Paul
  6. Travels Into Our Past: America's Living Hi
  7. Memories of Mount Dora Volume 1
  8. Four Boots One Journey
  9. Armchair Travel around the Globe with Paul
  10. Memories of Mount Dora Volume 2

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.