Few things delight novelist Francine Thomas Howard more than putting into writing the oral histories of her family and friends, especially those tales riddled with scandal or rooted in deeply held secrets that make the reader wonder about America’s concept of race and racial interactions.

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Available August 2022

Using DNA, family oral histories, and formal research, Scattered Seed, gives voice to those African women who endured kidnap, imprisonment, and torture during the Middle Passage. This will be the first novel allowing their voices to be heard through the written word of a direct descendant of an enslaved African female.