Ukweli - Searching for Healing Truth - South Carolina Writers and Poets Explore American Racism
Edited by Horace Mungin and Herb Frazier - Contributor, Margaret Seidler
Ukweli is the Swahili word for truth. This book meets this moment in America as a healing truth to overcome the trauma of slavery and the decades of violence that followed it. The personal accounts and insights from forty-five writers and poets will educate White Americans about the systematic racial bias employed to stymie African American progress.
Ukweli provides insight into the struggles Black people have faced as they’ve made substantial contributions to America and helped to define its soul. It shows a part of American history often overlooked or misunderstood. This book is inspired by a poetry, lecture, and dialogue series of the same name organized by poet Horace Mungin in 2020 at Charleston’s McLeod Plantation.