Sankofa :A Southern Tale

Jermaine Pascall 3123939606573


1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,20th Century (multiple decades)

J. K. Pascall

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The story tracks a character in the hope of understanding what each stage of his development adds to his personality. That ever-emerging personality makes choices that have consequences.Family is a recurring theme in the story, and their role keeps morphing as things develop.


Folktale,Historical Fiction,Family

Short Summary

Retro setup, begins in 1954 and steadily moves towards a modern time period. Snapshot of past culture and living. Establishing causal factors sourounding the main character. Introduces major family framework and develops family characters. Introduces themes of tragedy and loss.

Transitional. A sense of foreboding and concern for the future, created by past events. Consequential living based on uncertainty due to poor planning. Begs to be continued.


Trinidad and Tobago. Southern sub-urban area.(Caribbean)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Thomas Celistine

Age: Birth to 32 years old

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Aspiring,Narcisstic,Charming,Complex,Desperate,Selfless,Secretive,Insecure,Manipulative,Naive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Beryl Celestine

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Modest,Narcisstic,Uneducated,Complex,Religious,Blunt,Desperate,Outspoken,Engaging,Sarcastic,Secretive,Insecure,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Ma

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Modest,Charming,Uneducated,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Naive

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

I see an approach like "Fences" where the nuances of the culture and characters shine through. The retro timeline and geographic location are strong points to set this story apart. Including the masculine coming of age story to inspire young adult minds to weigh their choises carefully. The themes of love and doing the honourable thing can lead to tragedy as this story navigates tough decisions and their consequences. It is a work rich in value and experience and can be developed along various character viewpoints. Definitely an abundance of room for development of the emerging stories.

About The Author

I am a caribbean born author from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. I started to write four years ago after persuing two associate programs at a local community college in my country. The need to nurture a voice for myself drives my writing. This emerged as a solution to the closed individual lives that we are encouraged to live today. Creativity, imagination and confidence had to be embraced for me to go to my next level. Experience my work.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Authorhouse

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available