Dusky Land – Gullah Poems and Sketches of Coastal Carolina


“Dusky Land – Gullah Poems and Sketches of Coastal Carolina”; Published by William Plumer Jacobs, 1942

The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Low Country region of South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah language is related to Jamaican Creole and the Bahamian and West African dialects.

Rare Gullah Book Cover depicts the landscape of the Carolina Low Country

Here the speech of the Gullah has been preserved in “Dusky Land – Gullah Poems and Sketches of Coastal Carolina”.

Written by brother and sister team Ernest hay Colcock and Patti Lee Hay Colcock, and illustrated with delicate silhouettes by Carew Rice.  They are primarily images of cotton picking, the outdoors and agricultural activities.

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3 responses to “Dusky Land – Gullah Poems and Sketches of Coastal Carolina

  1. Hello – I found DUSKY LAND on your website through google. Are you selling this book? If so, I am interested as these authors are my relatives. thanks, molly ball wacky6@tds.net

  2. what is the book worth?
    mine is signed by Carew Rice

  3. Etsy has one for sale for $800. It is not signed by Carew. Raynor’s auctioned a copy in 2011 for $177.75.

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