Written by Dr. Vera L. Nobles, a retired K-12 public school educator, linguist, and Africologist, Dzongbe, The Spirit Dog: Seeing My Way in the World is a fictional telling of a true story through the eyes of a unique African "spirit dog" coming to America. Dzongbe's special travels and mission to protect and help heal her human is an enchanting blend of magical imagination and historical memory. Traveling across time and space and back through time, Dzongbe shares a tale of redemption and restoration.
Dzongbe was part of Dr. Nobles' prescription while she worked with a traditional healer in Ghana. In returning to the USA, the tale chronicles the account of what this special dog saw and experienced in coming to the new world as well as traveling back in time. Through Dzongbe's eyes, we see the beauty of Ghana and her people. Along with her, we time travel to the grandeur of ancient Timbuktu. Dzongbe carries the reader to visit the Washitaw native people, who mixed with the Olmecs, and continues to time travel to remember the Moors from Mali. The reader not only feels the energy of East Oakland, California and Accra, Ghana they meet the great Macandal, Toussaint, Dessalines Boukman and Cecile Fatima of the Haitian Revolution, Dzongbe time travels to the victories of Antonio Maceo, the Bronze Titan in Cuba and the great Zumbi of Palmares, Brazil.
Like Dzongbe, the spirit of this book comes alive and guides the reader through the long mighty walk of African people throughout history. With this book teachers, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors can help all children and students appreciate the diversity and multi-cultural fabric of the time in which they travel. There is no other book like this. Dzongbe, The Spirit Dog: Seeing My Way in the World is a delicious meal for the mind, the soul, and the heart.