“Come Walk With Me” by Francis Yvonne Jackson

“Come Walk With Me” by Francis Yvonne Jackson

New book follows author’s adventures from Guyana to Chicago

Author Francis Yvonne Jackson opens up her life and shares an insightful journey through a unique memoir of verses. “Come Walk with Me”, she invites readers to take a glimpse of her most treasured moments growing up in a tropical hut in Guyana to her exciting adventures as she moves to Chicago.

Through verses richly layered with rhythmic words, Francis relives her memories of her childhood, blissful moments with family and friends, and rewarding daily events in her humble hometown.  She documents her views, feelings and recollections of people, places, and things under Guyana’s sun.

As the compelling verses progress, readers will be immersed with the journey as she relocates to the city of Chicago, where she gets smitten by all its tall buildings and neon lights. In vivid narration she recalls various events like the Kennedy assassination, the civil rights movement and the September 11, 2001 attacks..

Francis Yvonne Jackson had her formal education at Tutorial High School, Carnegie School of Economics (1959).  She migrated to Chicago in 1963 and went to various colleges, and received a diploma in secretarial Science form Cortez Peters Business College.  In 1975 she graduated with honors from Mundelin College in Human Services Administration.

Francis has developed a keen interest in community service whereby she has utilized her academic training for advocacy and local community service, as well as aid for projects in Guyana. (Xlibris Publishers)

  Order your copy of the book from Francis Yvonne Jackson.      She can be contacted at:

Guyana Community Outreach Non-Profit.    P.O. Box 32132.   Chicago. IL. USA 60632

francisyvonne@netzero.net    Phone (773) 471-6007

Trade paperback $19.99:  Trade Hardback $29.99 + shipping.

Ordering Information for resellers:

Fax requests to Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274  Extension 7876. You can also get more information on this book from the publisher at http://www.Xlibris.com

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  • rbacchus60  On July 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    To: Francis Yvonne Jackson
    Subject: Come Walk With Me – Comments
    Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:24:43 -0700 (PDT)

    Dear Francis

    I thank you for sharing your journey with me. I believe that it is the people in our lives that make our lives meaningful and memorable, that help us to survive along the way. This is so clear throughout your verses as you took me from your origins in Guyana to Chicago in the USA.

    But the journey began even before then, in Africa, so well expressed in your first verse, “Journey to Nowhere,” one of my favorite verses. Yes, the descendants of the slaves are alive today because The strong rose up / To prevail (p.23). I like that. You…we continue to prevail because of our inner strength.

    This is so clear in “Yesteryear” where you recall Ms. Mildred, your house mother in Chicago back in the sixties. Her words of wisdom, / frugal cooking, / Helped me along the way (p.110).

    Even those left behind in Guyana are not forgotten: Remembered the others left behind, / With a box, a barrel, a money gram (p.107). That second line says so much about the way we survived back home when everything was scarce. I remember well those days.

    “Bourda Green Pasture” is another favorite. It reminds me of the sacrifices we made Fuh dem to rule the country of our birth… and to make the Small man become real man (p.46). I recall our neighbor, Auntie Katie, who gi (Kabaka) ah latta fine change and dalla bills / Fuh the party (p.46).

    “Sugarcane Wuk Mo Hard” (p.49) captures in a few words the harsh life of a canecutter.

    The offspring of those now gone will treasure your tribute to those honored in your verses.

    Kind regards

    Rosaliene Bacchus
    Writer and Infopreneur

  • francis Jackson  On November 16, 2014 at 4:01 am

    CY – thanks much again for your support in keeping my story alive!

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