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Our next author in the spotlight is Queen Sheba D. Cisse, a writer and humanitarian that I had the pleasure to meet nearly eight years ago through Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA), the internationally based group for Muslim women writers that we both belong to.

Her work with the non-profit that she runs, Queen Sheba Village Inc. (QSV), was and remains inspiring as it focuses on the well being of women and children in rural Senegal, West Africa. The education, health and business-building entrepreneurship programs that they provide help impoverished families become financially independent, and they seek to create conditions where small villages are modernized, economically stable and better connected to Greater Senegal. It is her work with QSV and her travels abroad which  has inspired her to write Return To Glory.

FrontCoverReturn to Glory: A Travel Guide For African Americans Returning To Roots is more than just a travel guide, it’s an invitation to African Americans, the descendants of the displaced by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and to all people of various cultures and ethnicities, to return to their place of birth – the cradle of humanity. Sister Sheba extends her hand, and shares her experience with the readers, leading us along the journey home with wisdom, humor, expertise and warmth. The book also features vibrant, colorful pictures and original artwork.