Gullah Gal, Ramona La Roche, is the Founder of Family
TYES SC. She is a graduate of Columbia College in South Carolina, the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Ramona returned to her ancestral home several years ago, and has been writing and actively listening to her guardian spirits since. Her first book,
Black America Series: Georgetown County, SC by Arcadia Publishers, SC, printed in 2000 covers agriculture, commerce, industry, political, spiritual life, and recreational aspects of this culturally rich, rice producing landmark of South Carolina low country.
This book is currently out of print. If you are interested in
purchasing a copy, please contact Arcadia
Publishing, Mt. Pleasant SC.
Orisa Yoruba Gods & Spiritual Identity in Africa
and the Diaspora
- Toyin Falola and Ann Genova, editors.
"Gullah Connections: Crossing Over, Passing, the Links between the
worlds" - written by Ramona La Roche.
The imagery and the rites of passage often associated with that of crossing over, passing (on), or stepping have long been associated with transcendence from one world to another. There is always an ascension of sorts, connected with such acts. The author explores the African Diaspora's spiritual link between the people from the shores of the Western motherland, to the Gullahs
(Geechees) of the coastal Southeastern low country.