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Friday, October 19, 2012

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT: Passing by Dara Harper



Passing by Dara Harper
http://amzn.to/Passing-kindle 


Passing is a one-woman play that has inspired audiences across the country to challenge traditional views about race in America. Based on the true story of the playwright's great-grandmother.Passing takes place in the 1940's, but emphasizes a message of love and hope that still resonates today.

Minerva Roulhac was born at the turn of the century in the segregated south. She was orphaned as a child. Despite her Caucasian appearance, she was adopted by a former slave. She grew up in Marianna, Florida's black community while her brother, Jordon ran away from home and started a new life, "passing for white." Jordon's decision caused a painful divide between him and Minerva.

After overcoming life-threatening obstacles, she fell in love and married Robert Roulhac. Together, they raised eight college-educated children and stood against prejudice. Minerva lived to be nearly 100 years old. In this play, she imparts the wisdom that helped her survive everything from Jim Crow to the Great Depression.

Playwright Dara Harper also wrote Shades Of War and penned two novels; Magic In Moon Time and Grits & Grace.



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