THE GHOST OF BIG TOM
A Saga of an American Family
About the Book
The Ghost of BIG TOM is a story of a family’s saga. Big Tom a slave brought and used as a breeder by his master on a plantation in Murfreesboro, North Carolina... cast a ghost over his ancestors for generations to come. Big Tom’s legend a virile man who fathered children to feed the slave trade defines the passage of manhood from slavery to modern times amongst the NEWSOMES. Cedric Newsome, Big Tom’s great-great grandson struggles to overcome the Newsome’s definition of manhood which was through their ability to bed women and sire children. Through a process of self-examination, Cedric arrives at a new concept and definition of manhood remodeled with a sense of fidelity, responsibility, and accountability toward oneself and his off-spring. The GHOST OF BIG TOM offers history, suspense, murder, love, and wisdom. It’s a must read!
About the Author
The author, L. Wayne Daye was born and grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Daye continued on to Post-Graduate studies in Psychology at North Carolina State University. Daye brings a multitude of experiences with him as a person and writer. His range of diversity in academia, addictions, conversion to traditional Islam, incarceration, and socio-political insightfulness comes home clearly in his writings. Daye’s writing offers color, description, insight, and challenge.