Wednesday, 17 November 2010
A FAMILY’S JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO SELF-DETERMINATION
San Antonio, TX (BlackNews.com) -- Uncle Big Bud is an awe inspiring book written by James E. Williams and published by HenryRetta’s Publishing House. The book offers a sensational feeling of a slave family’s determination to stand up for their rights, and speaks of a true life story of the author and his family (mother, father and eleven children including himself).
Big Henry Williams fondly known as Uncle Big Bud, the father of the author, was a man of very few skills but a very hard worker who loved his life and his family and most of all he loved God. Though they lived a life of poverty and slavery, Uncle Big Bud’s integrity was an example for all his eleven children.
James, one of Big Bud’s sons, had no proper education, but he taught himself to read and write though he attended school for just a few months. His father Big Bud was his role model and he worshipped him for his skill and integrity. Its in his memory that this book is being released for the entire world to know who he was.
The cruelty of white people towards blacks in the early years was excruciating and James’ family was not spared from the bondage and cruelty of slavery. Uncle Big Bud instills a great compassion into the hearts of readers who may have been slaves or slave owners or none of the two. The lines are persistent and compelling reasoning out the way the family joined together to overcome all hurdles in their life.
Whatever the obstacles they faced, they always stood up for what was right and that self determination had borne fruit not within months or years, but it took three generations of intimate love and struggle that will surely resonate with the readers of the book. Readers’ hearts will cry, laugh and also be filled with anger on reading some parts of the story. They will be able to visualize the state of the slaves in the years gone by, and every page will keep them spell bound with anticipation and anxiety of what is going to happen next. It's truly a spell binding story that has never had its readers so trapped like flies in a spider’s web.
A true life story can never be read; It should be felt and that is what Uncle Big Bud is all about. It is a true life story of a family’s journey from slavery to self-determination after three generations.
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