Takiyah, Aaron’s Mother is from Senegal West Africa
In the story Grace and Mercy Brought Us Through, Takiyah, Aaron’s Mother was born in Senegal West Africa. She has parents which she call Umama and Ubaba. She has a sister named Dayo and two brothers named Kamau and Jelani. She has a boyfriend named Bapoto and is making plans to get married. We learn that she came from an area that had been colonized by the French, but she and her family still lived a pretty good life. We learn something about the geography of the area where she lives and we find out first hand what happened when she and her family members were snatched from their homeland and taken into slavery.
We find out some interesting facts about the culture and customs that shaped the life of Aaron Davis, the main character of Grace and Mercy Brought Us Through. Check out the web site http://pjrbooks.com to find out more.