*Lee, NH — It all began that Sunday afternoon when Alice, age four, and her older sister, and two younger brothers, were abandoned by their mother, who was off to Philly to become a preacher-woman, leaving Alice in a two-room shack to be raised by Ca’Lil, an old woman with a sawed-off arm and a steel plate in her head.
No inside toilet, no inside water, and one light. The rent was $2 dollars, unless Ca’Lil and the children made their bale of cotton. (Of course, the baby couldn’t walk, so Ca’Lil laid him on a feed bag between the rows, sucking on a sugar rag.)
In his 30 years as a psychologist, author Dr. Richard Coleman has heard thousands of stories, but none so heart-wrenching, yet so uplifting, none so raw, brutal, and naked, yet, so honest, personal, and endearing, as Alice’s.
His book Alice in Niggerland updates Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Roots, and takes the reader where Color Me Purple feared to tread.
“Who in the world’s literature has started so far back in the pack, overcome so many hardships, yet then preach the beatitudes love and forgiveness?”
“Whatever may be the color of your skin, you will never again feel despair or self-pity, but rather you will be forever uplifted by the soul and triumphant spirit of Alice,” promises Dr. Coleman.
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