The novel delves deep into African American historical roots in the Southern United States and correlates that experience with Nigeria’s own distinctive tribal connectedness. In the story, the Ames family experienced racial injustice, tension, tragedy, and embarrassment. They struggled with economic freedom, infidelity, and love. But in the end, that family continued to grow and prosper. When granddaughter Sonora Francine Ames Zaid appeared in the story, she is thrust between maintaining and developing Native American and African American traditions and heritage, which she adopted from her mother and grandmother to reinforce, protect, and reestablish the sanctity of her Yoruba and Hausa tribal connections. Before long, Sonora learns that her different ethnic and cultural differences are bonded through one important and special connection—spiritual guidance by God. Through the biblical teachings, reminders, and reinforcements from Sonora’s African American or Native American grandmother, Jasmine, and her Nigerian grandmother Damilala, she learns to keep the promises laid by her murdered mother and father to acquire an education, to take social and judicial responsibility for the improvement and enhancement of human life, and to use money as a benefit to all according to biblical practice, not for selfish gain or greed.