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Bittersweet
By Sheila Banks

Bittersweet

A Novel Based on a True Story

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Format: Hardback

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Bittersweet by Sheila Banks

Book Description

When a deeper hued playmate declares, "My mamma says you ain't nothin' but a whole lotta yellow gon' to waste", Ellie gets a taste of racism on her side of the fence. But the often-tortured, uneducated young girl refuses to let the taunt dampen her spirit. Instead her passion and drive for self-realisation propel her from a childhood rape in swampy LeBeau, Louisiana to a spurious first marriage in the Indian/Creole/Black dust bowl of Oklahoma and a successful career as a fashion designer, business owner, and real estate entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Decades later life comes full circle when her daughter dates a young white man whose father had been one of those who raped Ellie and Ellie is brutalised by her own people at the ignition of the Watts Riots. This debut novel is one of coming of age, race, womanhood, and the determination of a woman to succeed in early-20th-century America despite the country's racial prescriptions and gender presumptions. Through it all, Ellie's relationships with her loved ones force her to deal with the trauma of her childhood and the difficulties of letting go and to recognise the values of forgiveness, understanding, love, and healing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780979098734
ISBN-10: 0979098734
Classification: Sagas , Historical fiction
Format: Hardback (230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Sweet Earth Flying Press
Publisher: Sweet Earth Flying Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sheila Banks

Sheila Banks is a former television personality, an award-winning documentary producer, and a communications executive. She is a former host of a weekly PBS news analysis program "Metro Week in Review" and "This Week in Black Entertainment" at WETA in Washington, DC, and the original cohost of BET's "Video Soul." She received an Emmy Award for her documentary "March on Washington: 20 Years Later." She lives in Washington, DC.

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