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."
"The quest for home in the African diaspora"--Jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305).
Israel : we're going to Jerusalem. Do you know where Canaan is? ; The Land of Oz ; Tezeta ; Transitioning
Jamaica : belief kill and belief cure. Home to roost ; The Twelve Tribes ; Roots reggae ; "An island of Zion is no Zion at all"
Ethiopia : as long as there is Babylon, there must be Zion. Jamaica Town ; Sons and daughters of Ethiopia ; I land ; Birthday of the Patriarch
Ghana : who will inherit you when you die? Daughters of Obama ; "Nigganese" ; Kindly pass to the next gate ; Points to ponder when considering repatriating home
Black Belt of the American South : this is the place you were delivered. A dollar and a dream ; Holy Week ; Survivors ; Ishem.
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