“The Fulani Girls” tells the story of two teenage sisters, who in 1778, were forced into slavery and taken from their native home in Nigeria. As was often the case during the slave trade, once they arrived in New York, the Fulani girls were separated, and went through great struggles to find each other again. This book chronicles their trials in their quest to find each other.
The author of this tome, Margaret D. Pagan received two awards for the book through the 2015 Annual Christian Literary awards. The purpose of the Christian Literary awards is to recognize and honor authors who have made some contributions to the literary community. This year, the awards were held November 24, 2015 in Frisco, Texas.
Although the original release date of Pagan’s book was 2007, “The Fulani Girls” won in two different categories. An ecstatic Pagan humbly accepted the award. She said, “It’s rewarding to know that stories of African-American history are being appreciated by young adults”.
According to the bio supplied by her public relations representative, “Margaret D. Pagan began her writing career submitting commentaries to the Baltimore Sun during the 1980s. She also wrote freelance articles for a variety of genealogical journals, and had a brief stint with the then Metropolitan and Travis Winkey magazines. Her interest in African American History began after she learned that her father, who’d served in WWII, fought in a segregated army. When she became a Christian, she combined her faith and her love of African American history in her two novels, More Than A Slave:The Life of Katherine Ferguson (2003), and The Fulani Girls (2007). Pagan is a graduate of Morgan State University, an adjunct professor at Baltimore City Community College where she taught business writing, and the immediate past-President of The Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland”.
“The Fulani Girls” is available on Amazon.
For more information on Margaret Pagan, visit her website.