Safeguarding Literary Legacies of Democracy & Social Justice
Described as “A memoir of what happens when the heart and soul of a historic city meet the art and purpose of a 21st-century advocate for compassion and social justice,” Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah is the latest from author-artist-historian Aberjhani.
In addition to nonfiction stories about navigating the historic demographic changes in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia (USA), the volume features reproduced black and white versions of collectible fine art images by the author-artist. Some consider it one of the most groundbreaking books on the city since the publication of 1994’s Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, by John Berendt.
The book has also been noted as one of the most significant by an African-American native of Savannah. Early responses to the title, which is due out May 1, 2019, have resulted in steady pre-orders on Amazon. In addition, upon announcement of its forthcoming publication, the title debuted in the top 5 of popular memoirs by literary authors on Goodreads.
Merging Visual Fine Art & Literary Journalism
Previous announcements concerning a book by Aberjhani combining art with text stated it would be one of images and poetry titled “Incandescent Wonder.” As a result, the news regarding Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah took some by surprise.
“The inclusion of my art and photography in Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah surprised me as well,” said the artist-author, “but I’ve been working on the narrative part of this book for a decade and have been posting updates about it on Facebook and my primary website for the past two years. The art and photography help complete it in a lot of ways I never expected. I’m glad for the inspiration that prompted me to include it.”
Among that inspiration was the late Dr. Abigail H. Jordan, one of three women to whom Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah is dedicated.
For more on Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah please check out:
- The Month of April and Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah (Part 2)
- The Month of April and Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah (Part 1)
- Applying Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah to Modern Global Realities
- Maybe Temperance Plus Compassion Equals the Real Meaning of Family
- Prints Available on Fine Art America Featured in New Non-Fiction Book
- A Story of Cities, Lights, and Dreams
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