Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History

Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History

by Lynn Michelsohn

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Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History by Lynn Michelsohn

Meet . . .
~ the shrieking spirit of Crab Boy lost forever to a fierce Murrells Inlet marsh creature . . .
~ an ingenious slave matching wits with his plantation owner . . .
~ the unique inhabitants of isolated Sandy Island in the Carolina Lowcountry . . .

These are the "ghosts" of African-American Gullah culture once so alive on plantations along the coast above and below Charleston, South Carolina.

This brief collection (10,000 words, seven illustrations, 84 pages in paperback) of charming Gullah folktales includes one actual ghost story, "Crab Boy's Ghost," local history and folklore, and notes on Gullah history and culture. An excerpt from her book Lowcountry Ghosts is also included.

These selections are also included in Lynn Michelsohn's longer collection, Tales from Brookgreen with its accounts of ghosts, romantic heroines, historical characters, and mysterious visitors to Murrells Inlet in the Lowcountry surrounding Charleston, South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484023303
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Pages: 84
Sales rank: 1,021,661
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Lynn Michelsohn, a tenth generation Carolinian, engages readers in characters and folkways unique to the Carolina Lowcountry in her charming retelling of these sometimes-eerie, sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous folktales from Brookgreen Gardens, the popular tourist attraction in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, north of Charleston.

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