Meet the Ukweli contributors 

Evening Post Books will unveil Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth, South Carolina Writers and Poets Examine American Racism at 11 a.m. Saturday at McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island.

Co-edited by the late Horace Mungin and Herb Frazier, Ukweli is a collaboration with 47 essayists and poets who explore the Black experience in America from different perspectives, examining sensitive social topics through objective analysis and personal stories.

”Ukweli” is the Swahili word for truth. The book uses the same title — Ukweli — as the 2020 poetry and lecture series at McLeod, inspired by Mungin’s poetry. The series combined poetry and essays to explore how slavery continually impacts people of African descent and offered insight into a piece of American history that is often ignored or misunderstood. 

The book, Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth, is a further exploration of these topics. The McLeod event will give readers a chance to meet the contributors, essayists and poets.

Frazier, a former reporter at The Post and Courier, is special projects editor at the Charleston City Paper. He will explain the genesis and evolution of the Ukweli project. Read his City Paper column here.

Admission to McLeod is free for the first 50 attendees. Be prepared to pay a $20 admission fee when attendance exceeds 50 people.

Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth can be purchased for $29.95 online at: or at the event on Saturday.

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