Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History (Paperback)

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“Camille T. Dungy’s Guidebook to Relative Strangers is a powerful beauty of a book. While it is a study of race, history, trauma, and memory told through travelogue, it is also a memoir of motherhood and a love letter to her daughter.”
— Anton Bogomazov, Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC

Description


As a working mother and poet-lecturer, Camille Dungy's livelihood depended on travel. She crisscrossed America and beyond with her daughter in tow, history shadowing their steps, always intensely aware of how they were perceived, not just as mother and child but as black women. From the San Francisco of settlers' dreams to the slave-trading ports of Ghana, from snow-white Maine to a festive yet threatening bonfire in the Virginia pinewoods, Dungy finds fear and trauma but also mercy, kindness, and community. Penetrating and generous, this is an essential guide for a troubled land.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393356083
ISBN-10: 0393356086
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English