Cummings “Prayers of an Igbo Rabbi” Will Dazzle Readers

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Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers has set December 15, 2011, for release of the provocative “Prayers of an Igbo Rabbi,” a ghost story and murder mystery by novelist Richard Cummings. Contemporary lives confront the sins of the past and present in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Richard Cummings’ must-read “Prayers of an Igbo Rabbi” will reach eager fans in time for the 2011 holiday season. Set in contemporary St. Simons Island, Georgia, with the contrasting cultures of the elites and the Gullah people of Igbo descent, this is an amazing, provocative novel. Dark and mysterious forces draw together the privileged and the victimized across generations, as all must account for the sins of the past and present.

Chinua Achebe, author of the global best seller, "Things Fall Apart," and Nigeria and Africa’s foremost novelist speaks highly of the author’s work: “Richard Cummings has written a remarkable story of how the unaccounted events of American slavery are at the root of racialism; and how they continue to haunt American life today. It brings to life one of the most haunting stories of the slave era, Ibo Landing, and shows the tragic connections that have been forged between peoples across centuries and continents.”

Richard Cummings was educated at Princeton, Columbia Law School and Jesus College Cambridge. The author also of The Pied Piper, he has taught at the Haile Sellassie I University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the University of the West Indies in Barbados. He resides in Sag Harbor, New York.

Publication date, December 15, 2011, 240 pages, hardcover edition, ISBN 978-1-937622-02-2, $27, softcover edition, ISBN 978-1-937622-03-9, $20. “Prayers of an Igbo Rabbi” will be available for purchase at Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers’ Web store at,, (accepting pre-orders), and other booksellers and retailers. For more about the author, contact Jill Marr, at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, at jill(at)dijkstraagency(dot)com or 858-755-3115 x108.


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