Finding Samuel Lowe

Finding Samuel Lowe

China, Jamaica, Harlem

Book - 2015
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Tells the story of Paula Williams Madison's Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. He became romantically involved with a Jamaican woman, Paula's grandmother, and they lived together modestly with their daughter in his Kingston dry goods store, Chiney Shop. In 1920 his Chinese soon-to-be wife arrived to set up a "proper" family. When he requested to take his three-year-old daughter with him, Paula's jealous grandmother made sure that Lowe never saw his child again. That began an almost one-hundred-year break in their family.
Spanning four generations and moving between New York, Jamaica and China, a memoir of one woman's search for her maternal grandfather and her own self-identity follows the author as she pieces together the full story of her grandfather's life.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, c2015
ISBN: 9780062331632
Characteristics: x, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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