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Local Princess: Found, and Headed to Vroman’s

Sarahs Book coverNew Book by Local Author Offers Story of an American Family, an African Chiefdom, and the Daughter Who Connected them All.

On Sunday, November 15th at 3:00pm, Sarah Culberson and Tracy Trivas will present and sign their new book at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

Over the past two years Sarah Culberson’s story of the search for her biological parents, and the subsequent revelation of her royal heritage in Sierra Leone, Africa has garnered widespread national media attention.

With appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, Inside Edition and plenty of ink in publications from Newsweek and Reader’s Digest to Glamour and Essence magazine, Culberson’s story has become a cultural sensation, appealing not only to young, would-be princesses across the country but also offering important lessons about our connections to the mother continent.

Sarah Culberson

Sarah Culberson

Now Culberson, long-time girlfriend of Beacon Media Publisher Von Raees, is hitting the road to promote her new book, “A Princess Found”, which she co-authored with writer Tracy Trivas.

Growing up, Sarah Culberson struggled with issues of identity during her adolescence and especially in college. She would never have guessed what the truth of her past would unfold for her future.

Sarah discovered that she was related to African royalty, a ruling Mende family in Sierra Leone, and that she was considered a mahaloi, the grandchild of one of Sierra Leone’s 149 Paramount Chiefs with the status of a princess.

Tracy Trivas

Tracy Trivas

What followed is an unforgettable, emotional journey of self-discovery. As Sarah forges a relationship with her father, she also begins to connect the people of Bumpe, Sierra Leone, with communities throughout North America and with our communities here in the San Gabriel Valley.

“A Princess Found” is the true story, the whole story, as told by Culberson herself. It’s a powerfully emotional memoir of an adopted woman who travels across the world to meet her long lost biological father who survived the brutal eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone.

Meet Sarah Culberson and Tracy Trivas on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore (695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena).

October 26, 2009

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