About the Book


Loosely based on the life of African-American poetess, Phillis Wheatley, Louisa is a powerfully moving story for readers of all ages.  It is masterfully written with a plot that is worthy of the big screen. 

Having been captured from her beloved family and homeland as a little girl, then sold into slavery in colonial America, Farih Morowa (renamed Louisa Wheatley by her owners), daughter of Bewnu, Chief of the Fulani, endured great pain, sorrow, and loneliness.  How she landed in a mostly kind, Bostonian household, learned to speak, read, and write English, when slaves were generally forbidden literacy, and how she became an
internationally acclaimed poetess before ultimately obtaining her freedom, is a truly touching and inspiring story.  Her celebrity also gains her unprecedented access to some of the most powerful people of her time, including George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Hancock. 

Destined to become a classic, Louisa is a fun read.  Add this book to your library today!

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3 Responses to About the Book

  1. remmel says:

    This is a place for readers, thinkers, and dreamers. Readers get to share thoughts that can range from typical literature-like comments and questions to analysis and comparisons based on previous reading. Thinkers have much to reason about, meditate on, or consider as the dynamic life of Louisa unfolds for them. Then, of course, share with other bloggers. Finally, the dreamers can enthrall us with all of the “what ifs” and “could-haves” if things had been different during the late 1700s and early 1800s. This is the start of an instructive dialogue greatly enriched by your participation.

  2. Louisa is more than a work of fiction based upon the real life of a renowned African-American poet from the colonial American era. It is the “every man/woman” struggle for basic human dignity and personal worth that we all crave. If you haven’t read this dramatic and inspiring story yet, you really need to do so soon! It’s available in hard cover now and will be available in soft cover soon through Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Books-A-Million.com, and BlackChristianBookDistributors.com, as well as in the publisher’s online bookstore at ParsonPlacePress.com/store

    The author, Richard Emmel, and I (Michael White, the managing editor for Parson Place Press), invite you to dialogue with us about the many different facets of Louisa, so what are you waiting for? Don’t waste this opportunity! Jump right in!

  3. Congratulations on this piece of work. All I’ve heard about Louisa is nothing short of amazing. I look forward to reading the book and wish you all the best in making it a classic.

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