About The Womb Rebellion

Synopsis of the Book

This story is inspired by the historical accounts of enslaved women in the American South who resisted the institution of slavery through collectively refusing to bring any child into the world who was destined to be enslaved.


A peaceful Sunday morning on a South Carolina plantation is disrupted by the suicide of the rebellious Ruby, wife of the hated driver Sam. This event turns the plantation into chaos when the spirit of Ruby returns to produce havoc on the plantation. Ruby’s death most affects the midwife who has become her surrogate mother. Pearl, the midwife, must come to terms with what it means to help birth children who will live their lives in bondage. Ruby’s courage and actions lead the women of the slave quarters in a resistance to producing more slaves for the plantation.

Book Description

ISBN: 978-4-902837-90-2 (Paperback)

ISBN:  978-4-902837-88-9 (E-book/Kindle) 

Publication Date:  5/20/2017 

B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) 

Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

Page Count:314

Spine Width: 0.70380  in

Weight: 0.885  lbs

Carton Qty: 24

Table of Contents

Prologue - 7

Ruby’s Birth - 17

Nine Days - 27

She Ain’t Like Udder Chillen - 31

Ruby is Missing - 35

Learning to be a Slave - 43

The Flowers - 55

The Sick House - 67

The Big House - 71

The Poisonings - 83

The Nigga Disease - 89

Sam - 99

Cato - 105

Cato is Gone - 119

A Bit of Light - 131

The Wedding - 141

“I Have Not Seen My Flowers” - 149

Lavender Bouquets - 157

A Sunday Morning - 163

The Sinful Act - 173

Where is Ruby? - 187

The Oak Tree - Abomination - 189

Darkness Falls Upon the Quarters - 197

The Fevers - 211

Mina - 217

Sam - 223

Where is Sam?- 233

The Lash - 237

Awakening - 247

Abena - 251

The Promise - 259

The Rebirth - 267

The Womb Rebellion - 271

The Plan - 275

The Scheme Is Discovered - 279

A Cruel Threat - 283

Sowing and Reaping - 289

Mina Crosses Over - 295

Power of the Womb - 299

The War Years (1861-1865) - 305

Epilogue - 311