APRIL 2007 Rare Collectors Edition now offered! -10 special numbered editions of Gumbo For The Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community autographed by renown artist Synthia SAINT JAMES, author and NAACP Image Award nominee Heather Covington and Gumbo founder and anthology compiler Beverly Black Johnson. Available for pre-order now! Click link below or visit www.gumboforthesoul.com. The corresponding number indicates the exact edition of each of 10 numbers/autographed copies. When they’re gone…they’re gone so hurry and reserve yours now. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Book#1, Book#2, Book#3, Book#4, Book#5, Book#6, Book#7, Book#8, Book#9, Book#10
Poet, parent Beverly Black Johnson (www.beverlyblackjohnson.com) conceived Gumbo For The Soul in Dec. ’04 which was to originally be an inspirational of sorts. Spiritually, another inspirational didn’t set well with Beverly as the concept lacked depth and originality. “I needed something that addressed the concerns of the community”, commented Ms. Johnson, who birthed anthologies that speak to the concerns of the community focusing on humanitarian issues like education, health and spiritual wellness.
The “Gumbo for The Soul” bookcover embraces the bold and beautiful work of Synthia SAINT JAMES, fine artist, author, songwriter, and designer of the widely popular Kwanzaa postage stamp. Website: www.synthiasaintjames.com You’ll find her work on over 50 book covers (which includes books by Alice Walker, Terry Mc Millan, Iyanla Vanzant and Julia Boyd), and on many licensed products. The United States Postal Service commissioned her to create the first Kwanzaa Stamp, made available on October 22, 1997 with the first issue day ceremony at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.
NAACP Image Award nominee and author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature
and Editor-in-Chief of DisilgoldSoul Literary Review
Disilgold Soul Literary Review is the Premier Bronx Born “African-American Multi-Industry Review” Network founded officially online in 2001 by the Multi- Award winning Educator, Publisher, Nationally Recognized Top 5 Online African-American Self- Made Marketing Maven, Author, Poet and CEO/ Founder, Educator Heather Covington (President of the YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America Awards).
Every year, Heather Covington hosts the YGA Awards Show hosted by the Literary Legends Show Online where nominees in over 250 YGA Award categories are honored via a photo show spectacular archived on the internationally renown Disilgold.com. Voting polls open December 1st, 2008 traditionally on Disilgold.com sister brochure site at www.HeatherCovington.net where TOP CATEGORIES are voted upon by YOU.
Gumbo For The Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community is one of many more to come. Future works include renown poet, Nikki Giovanni, Def Poetry Jam co-founder, Bruce George and Sheron “Umi” Smith author, poet and mother of rapper/actor, Mos Def.
Look for the anthology, Gumbo For The Soul: “Here’s Our Child, Where’s The Village” due November 2008-
Foreworded by Rawsistaz Reviewers founder, Tee C. Royal
Edited by Eve’s Literary Services
Beverly Black Johnson
Gumbo For The Soul Publications
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