Looking Back

The title of this book is derived from Bible verses pertaining to when God commanded Lot and his wife to leave the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, to escape from His anger raining down on the city. He told them not to look back as they leave town. He said that anyone that looked back will become a pillar of salt. The wife of Lot looked back as they were leaving town, so she became a pile of salt along the way.This story is about the relationship between a Black family and a White family. The mixture of families helped the blacks to progress in life, and they became achievers. This black family did not look back on how their forefathers came to the United States of America. They did not bother to look at the ill treatment that blacks and other minorities have received in America. If they had disobeyed the wisdom of God, the repercussion would have been total failure, and their children wouldn’t have achieved the heights they attained in life.Both families are middle class by American standard, and their relationship depicts the real standard of relationship that would resolve the disparity currently found in the United States of America. If parents will allow their children to intermingle with one another, life in USA will be enjoyable.


--Chris Chukwudi Iguh