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Press Releases 2016

Founder Queen Sheba Cisse’s New book, Return To Glory!

New Release: Return to Glory Travel Guide

I first met Sister Queen Sheba D. Cisse nearly eight years ago through Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA), the internationally based group for Muslim women writers that we both belong to, and I use the word “met” loosely since it was more of a virtual meeting than an actual physical meeting. Nevertheless, the connection was immediate and strong. Sister Sheba, who I affectionately refer to as Umi, is a beautiful force for good in this world, and Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Her work with Queen Sheba Village Inc. (QSV) was and remains inspiring. It was uplifting to hear about the works, services and goods that she and her organization provide to villages throughout Senegal. For this reason she often travels between the U.S. and Africa, transporting goods and visiting with her large, global family, and in accordance with her very nurturing spirit, she came up with the idea of writing a travel book. Needless to say, when she approached me for help in publishing, I was all for it! And al-hamdulilah, the book is now a reality!

Return to Glory: A Travel Guide For African Americans Returning To Roots is more than just a travel guide, it’s an invitation to African Americans, the descendants of the displaced by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and to all people of various cultures and ethnicities, to return to their place of birth – the cradle of humanity. Sister Sheba extends her hand, and shares her experience with the readers, leading us along the journey home with wisdom, humor, expertise and warmth.

In this introduction to the country of Senegal, you will discover the language, food and culture of the land while receiving a crash course in travel rules and etiquette. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the trip!Picture11

From the book description:

Return to Glory: A Travel Guide for African Americans Returning to Roots is a book that has been written with joy because it acknowledges our ancestors that have played an important role in our spiritual growth as a people. We believe that the ancestors are alive in another dimension and that they play an important role for us, whether it be through angelic mentorship or as spiritual advisors. It was important for me to honor the souls who have paved the way for me to return to the African continent.

Much more than a mere travel guide, Return to Glory offers a wide range of information about travelling to the African continent, particularly to Senegal. You can learn about Senegalese culture and cuisine, get advice about what to pack and how to prepare for the journey, and receive a first-hand account of what it is like to return to the Motherland. The travel guide is also filled with vibrant photographs and beautiful illustrations that transport the reader to a land that he or she may not have had the opportunity to see before.

Queen Sheba D. Cisse believes that humanity is Africa and invites the readers to join her in respectfully glorifying our humble beginnings. During these challenging modern times, many are struggling with race relations and identity, and large segments of people of African descent are seeking solutions to the particular challenges that they are experiencing. The topics presented within the book propel individuals to look within: until you know where you come from, there is no way of knowing where you are going. Return to Glory fulfills a sense of purpose.

Queen Sheba D. Cisse is often asked about her travels to Africa and what’s it’s like there. Her response is to plan to visit for yourself, without hesitation or fear. She hopes that Return to Glory will inspire many to embrace a homeland that is welcoming and spiritual fulfilling.

You can find her on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/queenshebadcisse


 

Queen Sheba Village

Press Release

Happy International Women’s Day!

Queen Sheba Village Supports the End of Female Genital Mutilation!

Maryland, USA March 8th 2016

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Queen Sheba Village focuses on the well being of women and children in rural Senegal, West Africa. Our education, health, and business-building programs help impoverished women become financially independent. We seek to create conditions where small villages are modernized,economically stable and better connected to the Greater Senegal. Queen Sheba Village also advocates for the end of female genital mutilation and is interested in forming partnerships with other organizations that advocate the liberation of women on a global scale.

www.queenshebavillage.org

Female Genital Mutilation is a procedure that intentionally alters the female genital organ for non-medical reasons in order to control a woman’s “chastity”. This harmful practice is carried out on young African girls sometimes from infancy and can even be forced on adult women. Anyone who supports the end of the practice can collaborate with QSV in spreading awareness. Join us this Women’s Day and become a member of Queen Sheba Village for life where you too can work towards ending female genital mutilation.

In order to continue to advance the rights of Senegalese women and children we are in the process of building our own office headquarters in Senegal. Anyone interested in supporting our building fundraiser may mail a contribution to QSV, Inc.  Although our base of operations is in the United States it is vital to have a permanent presence so that Senegalese women and children have constant access to life-changing resources. Feel welcomed to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we upload video clips of the different programs we offer to the women and children of Senegal.

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NOTE TO THE EDITORS

For information or questions, please contact:

Queen Sheba Inc USA/Senegal

queenshebavillage.inc@gmail.com

 

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