Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots

Morgan Jerkins (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
August 04, 2020
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062873040

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About the Author

Morgan Jerkins is an associate editor at Catapult whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny, and BuzzFeed, among many others. She lives in New York.

Reviews

"A blend of reportage and memoir, this is just one story of many of this time--and one not to miss when it comes out."--Book Riot
"Driven by a need to understand her own identity, cultural critic Jerkins mounted an investigation into her family's tangled history, recounting in this candid memoir the surprising discoveries that emerged from her emotional journey. . . A revelatory exploration of the meaning of blackness."--Kirkus Reviews
"A thrilling, emotional, and engaging ride that almost commands the reader to turn the page, Wandering in Strange Lands is required reading, accurately widening the lens of American history."--Booklist (starred review)
"[A] forthright and informative account. . . . Jerkins's careful research and revelatory conversations with historians, activists, and genealogists result in a disturbing yet ultimately empowering chronicle of the African-American experience. Readers will be moved by this brave and inquisitive book."--Publishers Weekly