China has completed the six-year process of researching, working with the community in East Texas and writing Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves (formerly titled The Keepers of Love), The book has now been published through  HarperSanFrancisco. To read more about it visit

China has also written the new introduction to Longing for Darkness with a newly designed cover which has been published through Penguin. To order one from Penguin [click here], from Amazon [click here], or go to your nearest local bookstore.

Are you interested in a 2009

Black Madonna Study Group?

China Galland and Catlyn Fendler

Limited enrollment. Admission by phone interview only. Tuition: $375
email or call

During the last few months China's continued to be a long-distance member of the steering committee of the emerging Alliance for Truth and Racial Reconciliation. ATRR is being sponsored by the University of Mississippi's William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.

China looks forward to sending out more news of the many essential work being done by friends here and abroad such as Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grimm of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, who have accepted an appointment at Yale's School of Forestry, to give one example.

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