Check out these books about Daufuskie Island.
Daufuskie Island: A Photographic Essay
First published in 1982, Daufuskie Island vividly captured life on a South Carolina Sea Island before the arrival of resort culture through the photographs of Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and words of Alex Haley. Moutoussamy-Ashe’s photographs document what daily life was like for the last inhabitants to occupy the land prior to the onset of tourist developments.
Daufuskie Island (Images of America)
Jenny Hersch first visited Daufuskie in 2000 and has called the island home since 2013. Sallie Ann Robinson is a sixth-generation Daufuskie native, cookbook author, celebrity chef, and certified nursing assistant. She is known as “Ethel” in Pat Conroy’s memoir The Water Is Wide. Together, they have done extensive research and gathered stories and photographs from island residents, visitors, libraries, and archives.
Daufuskie Daze. Living, learning and teaching on a South Carolina sea island
Living on an island where just getting groceries can depend on the tide, newlyweds Jim and Carol Alberto started teaching students in the small wooden schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. They soon discovered that the kids were well adapted to island existence but unprepared for classroom learning. Little did the Albertos know how much they, too, would learn during their nine-year adventure, especially when it came to survival skills.
An Island Named Daufuskie
Never before has there been such an interesting, comprehensive book about this island & its people. Learn first hand what the word “Daufuskie” really means & how “Bloody Point” got its name. From Indian, plantation, war, Gullah, to present development, read more about this isolated Island reached only by boat. By Billie Burn.
The Water Is Wide: A Memoir by Pat Conroy
The Water Is Wide is based on Conroy’s work as a teacher on Daufuskie. The book details Conroy’s efforts to communicate with the islanders, who are nearly all directly descended from slaves and who have had little contact with the mainland or its people. He struggles to find ways to reach his students, ages 10 to 13, some of whom are illiterate or innumerate, and all of whom know little of the world beyond the Island. Conroy (called Conrack by most of the students) does battle with the principal over his unconventional teaching methods and with the administrators of the school district, whom he accuses of ignoring the problems at the school
All About Daufuskie Island
It’s a fabulous book for young people and families. Learn about animals and landmarks and things to do on the Island. The pictures are fabulous.
The Treasure of Daufuskie Island
12-year-old Charlotte Pace and Jack Thomas find a letter from the 1700’s that tells of a treasure chest of gold buried by the pirate Blackbeard while evading the British on Daufuskie Island. They seek to search for the gold along with 14-year-old Moses LeConte using Moses’ sailboat. The letter is in fact a treasure map detailing the location of the chest. The three kids embark on a quest to find the treasure while battling drug smugglers and a severe tropical storm in a sailboat. It is a tale reminiscent of the exploits of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and the Goonies.
A Ferry to Catch: Daufuskie Island
Questioning her life and career, an overworked paramedic boards a ferry headed to a barrier island. The sea air and soaring birds captivate her attention until a blue-eyed man appears. They embark on a Daufuskie Island adventure together, visiting the old cemeteries, eating lunch in a golf cart and speaking of the Gullah people. But when the man turns gloomy and silent, she leaves him standing under the Spanish moss. She’s had enough of sullen men and opts out for an afternoon alone. Her solitude is interrupted when he catches up with her and confides his story.
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way
If there’s one thing we learned coming up on Daufuskie,” remembers Sallie Ann Robinson, “it’s the importance of good, home-cooked food.” In this enchanting book, Robinson presents the delicious, robust dishes of her native Sea Islands and offers readers a taste of the unique, West African-influenced Gullah culture still found there.
Cooking the Gullah Way
Sallie Ann Robinson was born and reared on Daufuskie Island, one of the South Carolina Sea Islands well known for their Gullah culture. Although technology and development were slow in coming to Daufuskie, the island is now changing rapidly. With this book, Robinson highlights some of her favorite memories and delicious recipes from life on Daufuskie, where the islanders traditionally ate what they grew in the soil, caught in the river, and hunted in the woods.
Stirrin’ The Pots on Daufuskie
A collection of original and favorite recipes of those who live or once lived on Daufuskie Island.
Gullah Animal Tales from Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
The book translates fifteen Gullah animal tales collected by Albert H. Stoddard from field hands starting in the 1870s. All but one of the tales feature the misadventures of Bubba Rabbit. Many of the stories are etiological folktales. They explain the origins of creatures with which the Gullah people on the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Island were familiar. The first story gives the Gullah culture’s version of the Adam & Eve story. The interlinear translation consists of a transcription of Albert H. Stoddard’s telling of the tails in the Gullah dialect in Library of Congress recordings on one side of each page. On the other side of the page is Will Killhour’s translation into Ohio English.
Remembering the Way it was: More stories from Hilton Head, Bluffton and Daufuskie …
Discover the history of an era lost to generations in this collection of personal stories by author and Hilton Head resident Fran Heyward Marscher.
Travels Of Dursmirg : Summers At Daufuskie
Jane and John got out of life’s busy trap. Gone fishin’ instead of just a wishin’ became a reality. Cruise with John and Jane aboard their 46-foot sailboat to the Sea Islands of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Meet the people of Daufuskie Island, a place where there are more ox carts than automobiles. Discover a sanctuary you can enter from the sea, secluded anchorages, magnificent beaches, bountiful fishing, pristine islands, and friendly fun-loving people. Looking for a new frontier-John and Jane found it. A section of this book is devoted to Jane’s best Recipes from the Galley of Dursmirg featuring Southern cooking and Sea Island seafood.