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Connection Point

Connection Point

A Different Version of African American Folklore

by Lee Ferry

About The Book

The Connection Point is a folklore that tells about who the Niger is and where the people known by that name came from. How important is a name to people? A name is a very powerful vehicle that identifies the people or their tribe. It gives us a history of the people. In essence, we come to understand the nature of the people better; even more, we gain information from each other to make behavior adjustments to the differences of each other.  The author takes the folklore he received growing up close to his grandfather and developed it into this book. Lee Ferry took the "N" word to pieces and rendered the word to the departure point of the people, a Niger River Kingdom. Then, in his research appeared the Jewish prince-priest from Yemen, with a Saint George and the Dragon-type mission to bring the Songo (River Niger) back to Judaism. Lee examines the Songo folklore, which seems to coincide with our folklore; they came from Egypt where an island in the Nile had an Israelite Temple on it around the time the Temple was destroyed. The people were Ethiopians. Then the struggle for right or might is on.  The story is lively with a bold approach to a subject no one is willing to talk about; yet at the time, it is a fact that this subject needs to be cleaned up once and for all. 

Publication date February 17,2022
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
978-1-63871-996-0 (E-BOOK)
Genre Social Sciences
Pages 188
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 5.000" x 8.000" (203mm x 127mm)

About The Author

Lee Ferry grew up learning the folklore of his ancestors from his grandfather (poppa) and his mother. He grew up during the late 50s when education was not that easy for a young black male on the farm in the south, unless the family had means. Lee spent many hours, while most of the kids were out playing, listening to poppa and his Mom tell the stories of the Sonny Kings of the Bend of Niger (Nig!?R) River.  These stories were talked about at picnics, cafe and other social event. Lee Ferry learned what many of the names found in the second generation of African American meant to those aware of the Kingdom of the Bend. Most of his early home education was very cultured in biblical understanding and moderate in religion.  Lee loved books so well his grandparents nicknamed him paper head. When there was no school, there was the library and books. When there was no work, he went to school. An old person once believed self-taught is one the best teaching there is.  Leaving School in the tenth grade, he went to work to help his mother care for his brother and sisters, later poppa. He served his military duty honorably; then he was discharged in 1969. He married his childhood sweetheart, went to the local State Community College and received a Legal Assistant Technology Degree. Upon graduating there was a paralegal job waiting for him in Public Housing.  Five years ago, Lee Ferry retired and put himself into completing what seems like a lifetime of work into writing this book; a promise he made to his mother before she passes away.


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