My "new & improved" DNA breakdown from 23andMe.
From the time I could walk down to the library by myself, I was always finding treasures that transported me to other places and other times. Through books, I met some fascinating people. When I was in junior high school I read about Joseph Cinque, an African who had been taken from the area of Sierra Leone. Cinque led a mutiny while being transported to the Americas and he was never enslaved. The case against him for mutiny and murder actually made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. For some reason I felt I strong kinship with him and I was convinced that we were related -- or even knew each other in a previous life.
I tell this story because I am so happy to see the West African connection with ties to Sierra Leone. The ancestors are calling my name.