Searching for Zion

Searching for Zion

Book - 2013
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Documents the author's decade-long search for identity and a place of belonging as inspired by African-American and Jewish history as well as the exoduses of black communities that left ancestral homes in search of "promised lands."
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780802120038
0802120032
Branch Call Number: 305.896 RAB
Characteristics: ix, 305 pages ;,24 cm

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Emily Raboteau follows the roots of the African exodus as black communities around the world try to find their homeland, wherever that might be. It's both a personal narrative and an investigation into the idea of "the promised land," as Raboteau visits places as far-flung as Israel, Gh... Read More »


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oldhag Jun 06, 2014

Wonderful, lovely language, a coming-of-age tale for any age. In the end, a sad tale of a sought after place that doesn't exist, except in the heart of the seeker.

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