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Tommy Lee Tyson

Twenty-eight-year-old Tommy Lee Tyson steps off the Greyhound bus in his hometown of Swamp Creek, Arkansas—a place he left when he was eighteen, vowing never to return. Yet fate and a Ph.D. in black studies force him back to his rural origins as he seeks to understand himself and the black community that produced him. They Tell Me of a Home and its sequel, Twelve Gates to the City, send TL Tyson on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual revelation.

  • Twelve Gates to the City
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    • Twelve Gates to the City

    • Tommy Lee Tyson (Volume 2)
      Daniel Black
      St. Martin's Press

    • A novel of self-discovery, family bonds and the healing of one small southern town

      Twelve Gates to the City is the much-anticipated sequel...

      • Available in:

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  • They Tell Me of a Home
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    • They Tell Me of a Home

    • Tommy Lee Tyson (Volume 1)
      Daniel Black
      St. Martin's Press

    • A stunning literary debut about coming back home again.

      Twenty-eight-year-old protagonist Tommy Lee Tyson steps off the Greyhound bus in his hometown of Swamp Creek, Arkansas—a place...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

Daniel Black

Daniel Black is a native of Kansas City, Kansas, yet spent the majority of his childhood years in Blackwell, Arkansas. He is an associate professor at his alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he now aims to provide an example to young Americans of the importance of self-knowledge and communal commitment. He is the author of They Tell Me of a Home and The Sacred Place.