A New York City born an bred woman Fayola Wilson receives a phone call telling her that her grandmother has passed away and left her some property. The only problem is that the property is in Mississippi and she must live on it five years before it will be free and clear. The problem? Fayola is black and she moves into the deep south to claim her property. Then the fireworks begins. 2nd Edition! More
This is the Second Edition of The Race Card (completed July 2015) Imagine being born and raised in New York City and receiving a phone call one day that your grandmother had passed away and left you some property. The one stipulation is that you must actually live on the property for five full years before it will be yours. And before you can sell or lease it out. To make matters worse you're African-American and the property is in Mississippi of all places. Combine that with the leader of a local militia group who wants the property for his own and the fireworks begin to fly.
Read the struggles of Fayola Wilson as she moves from New York City to Hattiesburg, Mississippi in search of a place to call her own.
on Aug. 13, 2013 :
I wasn't sure what I would be getting when I purchased the book, but I was intrigued by the plot anyways. As a white woman who lives in California I am pretty far removed from the difficulties and struggles that Fayola went through in "The Race Card", but the way the author wrote the story allowed me to get pulled in and engrossed in the events of her move to the Deep South and her struggles to live in a place where her race was like a neon sign calling out for persecution by the local militia group that are anti-government and the unfair treatment by the rest of the locals. I think what I liked best about this book was the journey Fayola took in her own faith and her Christian walk, how she used her struggles and her problems with the "race card" in the south as a means of taking a journey of self-discovery and finding of her own faith in Christianity. Overall, I found the book to be an enjoyable and heartfelt read that had an authentic tone to it that really made it memorable.