Fredericksburg, VA, November 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Novelist and playwright Lynda Tidwell Morris today announced the release of her newest fiction work, Nappy Head and All, published by Outskirts Press. Morris’ poignant tale introduces the strong, yet vulnerable voice of Nadine to tell of the abuse and rejection she experienced from her mother, the injustices Blacks endured in the South in the fifties, the traditions of their Black Baptist churches, and the often hilarious superstitions within the black culture of that era.
Growing up in Opelika, Alabama, young Nadine is constantly told by her mother that she is ugly, and she comes to believe she cannot ever be beautiful with her dark skin and nappy hair. Her mother would tell her that a woman’s hair is her glory, but Nadine finds no truth in that Biblical axiom and instead finds her hair brings her nothing but pain.
When a devastating family secret is revealed, Nadine realizes she must find a way to break down the barriers of self-hate from her years of misfortune. She understands that she must learn to embrace her flaws, but must also acknowledge the strong, caring woman she begins to see she has always been.
Lynda Morris is the founder, president and director of Letty’s Gospel Theater and LTM Productions, a performing arts company dedicated to producing high quality, wholesome family entertainment that reflects traditional family values. Her first novel, Nappy Head and All, parallels that purpose and offers a positive message of hope, love and empowerment to women both young and old.
Nappy Head and All is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4321-5 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream SRP: $13.95
Genre: Fiction/African American/contemporary women
About the author:
Lynda Tidwell Morris is the author of twelve inspirational plays and Nappy Head and All is her first novel. Her goal is to reach people from all walks of life with a positive message of hope and love and to help empower women to love every part of themselves by embracing their inner and outer beauty. Lynda was born and raised in Opelika, Alabama, and now resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband Roy, known to most as “Moe” (USMC, Retired, thirty years). Her website is www.LettysGospelTheater.com.
For more information or to contact the author, also visit www.outskirtspress.com/nappyheadandall.
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