This exhibition catalog and conference proceedings, ISBN 0-615-12818-1 edited by Patrick K. Muana and Chris Corcoran, highlights the despicable agony that the people of Sierra Leone endured during eleven years of civil war. The book includes 41 color reproductions of the art that appeared in the exhibition of the same name as well as scholarly work addressing issues of violence and art and the Sierra Leone civil war by notable scholars from Europe, Africa and the United States.
Called Nice Chile by her grandmother, Nicie is undernourished and bears the unfortunate knowledge that she is not wanted. Her grandmother cares for her, but when Nicie is six, her grandmother passes away, changing her life forever. Haunted by recurrent dreams about her parents, Nicie finds a kindred spirit in a new friend, Miss Missy Mock, who soon tells her the story of her family of another place and time and slowly unlocks the mysteries of her identity. Missy takes Nicies hand and leads her into the past, where she is about to find the amazing grace she has been searching for her whole life.
In this historical tale set in the Deep South, the truth is finally revealed to a little girl determined to discover her identity and realize the happiness she deserves.