Pieces of Us is an expansion of the book Call Me Whitehead, a newly published story about my late uncle Howard’s experiences during the Vietnam War. It tells the story of my family—the Whiteheads.
My great grandparents, George and Daisy Whitehead, were outwardly an upstanding black couple during the early 20th century, but behind close doors, they were unhappy and resentful towards each other. And it all began with what would have been a pregnancy scandal that seemingly forced the two to marry. Between the two of them, they had six children including Howard and my grandmother Corean.
My grandmother had her own demons as she too married a man that made her unhappy, a vicious cycle that seemed to pass to the next generation. Her siblings have their own stories, stories of fear, racism, family, relationships, and hardships.
Call Me Whitehead, Available on Amazon.
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