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Finding Samuel Lowe - China, Jamaica, Harlem

Paula Williams Madison

Thanks to her spiteful, jealous Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe was cut off from her Chinese father, Samuel, when she was just a baby, after he announced that he was taking a Chinese bride. By the time Nell was old enough to travel to her father's shop in St. Anne's Bay, he'd taken his family back to China, never learning what became of his eldest daughter. Bereft, Nell left Jamaica for New York to start a new life. But her Asian features set her apart from her Harlem neighbors and even her own children-a difference that contributed to her feeling of loneliness and loss, which she instilled in her only daughter, Paula. Years later, with a successful corporate career behind her and the arrival of her only grandchild raising questions about family and legacy, Paula decided to search for Samuel Lowe's descendants in China. With the support of her brothers and the help of encouraging strangers, Paula eventually pieced together the full story of her grandfather's life, following his story from China to Jamaica and back and connecting with 300 surprised relatives who were overjoyed to meet her.

Thanks to her spiteful, jealous Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe was cut off from her Chinese father, Samuel, when she was just a baby, after he announced that he was taking a Chinese bride. By the time Nell was old enough to travel to her father's shop in St. Anne's Bay, he'd taken his family back to China, never learning what became of his eldest daughter. Bereft, Nell left Jamaica for New York to start a new life. But her Asian features set her apart from her Harlem neighbors and even her own children-a difference that contributed to her feeling of loneliness and loss, which she instilled in her only daughter, Paula. Years later, with a successful corporate career behind her and the arrival of her only grandchild raising questions about family and legacy, Paula decided to search for Samuel Lowe's descendants in China. With the support of her brothers and the help of encouraging strangers, Paula eventually pieced together the full story of her grandfather's life, following his story from China to Jamaica and back and connecting with 300 surprised relatives who were overjoyed to meet her.
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Thanks to her spiteful, jealous Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe was cut off from her Chinese father, Samuel, when she was just a baby, after he announced that he was taking a Chinese bride. By the time Nell was old enough to travel to her father's shop in St. Anne's Bay, he'd taken his family back to China, never learning what became of his eldest daughter. Bereft, Nell left Jamaica for New York to start a new life. But her Asian features set her apart from her Harlem neighbors and even her own children-a difference that contributed to her feeling of loneliness and loss, which she instilled in her only daughter, Paula. Years later, with a successful corporate career behind her and the arrival of her only grandchild raising questions about family and legacy, Paula decided to search for Samuel Lowe's descendants in China. With the support of her brothers and the help of encouraging strangers, Paula eventually pieced together the full story of her grandfather's life, following his story from China to Jamaica and back and connecting with 300 surprised relatives who were overjoyed to meet her.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:35