"This outstanding book is a tribute to one woman but will surely speak to the experiences of many."
A remarkable story of a mother whose "ingenuity and talent and dogged pursuit of happiness made possible [her family's] beautiful home, brimming refrigerator and quality education."
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"The difficult intellectual questions Davis raises about personal identity and an African-American's relation to contemporary Africa are particularly resonant given Nigeria's current woes."
Davis (Shifting Through Neutral, 2005) explores the ambivalent, often troubling experiences of African-Americans in Africa through the lens of a young woman who, having grown up during the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and '70s, struggles to find her place in the world during the less idealistic '80s. Read full book review >
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