Fiction. IBO LANDING is a celebratory testament to the South's unbroken cultural, linguistic and spiritual links to West Africa through Gullah ancestry and the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In these 22 tales author Ihsan Bracy brings to life an arcana of colorful characters carefully illuminated through speech, manner and relationship. Together the stories become candidates for tomorrow's folklore - via the African American southern oral tradition.
Paths of Sanctuary is author Ihsan Bracy's second work of fiction with Cool Grove Press (Feb. 2008). His first book Ibo Landing: an offering of short stories, (CGP 1998) is scheduled to be work-shopped by NYU in preparation for an upcoming Broadway run by The Mirror Repertory Company where Ihsan is the Arts and Education Coordinator. A former member of The Family (La Familia) Inc., his credits include prolonged theatre workshops at Bayview Correctional Facility for Women, the Spofford Home for Juveniles and Riker's Island, which culminated in a forty prison inner city tour. Ihsan directed Juan Shamsul Alam's Benpires which received a Pulitzer Prize nomination in theatre. Author City: USA