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Out of America - by Keith B Richburg (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 258

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Book theme: African American Studies

Author: Keith B Richburg

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 2009
TCIN: 77263151
UPC: 9780465001880
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1594

Description

Nothing in Keith Richburg's long and respected journalistic career at the Washington Post prepared him for what he would encounter as the paper's correspondent in Africa. He found a continent where brutal murder had become routine, where dictators and warlords silenced dissent with machine guns and machetes, and where starvation had become depressingly common. With a great deal of personal anguish, Richburg faced a difficult question: If this is Africa, what does it mean to be an African American?

In this provocative and unvarnished account of his three years on the continent of his ancestors, Richburg takes us on a extraordinary journey that sweeps from Somalia to South Africa, showing how he confronted the divide between his African racial heritage and his American cultural identity.

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