American Negra: A Memoir


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6.0 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Natasha S. Alford is an award-winning journalist, host, and media executive driven by the power of storytelling to inspire and change people's lives. Natasha serves as vice president of digital content for theGrio and an anchor for theGrio-TV. She is also a CNN political analyst, where she offers commentary on the news, politics, and movements of the moment. Currently pursuing a master of public policy at Princeton University, Natasha resides in New Jersey with her family.


An Essence "Best Book To Consider Adding To Your 'Must-Read' List" * An Elle "Most Anticipated Book" --

"In her searing debut, Alford smartly and candidly examines what it means to be Black and Latina in America, and interrogates identity, class, race and success--on her terms. American Negra is required reading for anyone longing to understand the intricacies of intersectionality in this country, and be inspired in the process." -- Sunny Hostin, 3x Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC's "The View" and New York Times best-selling author

"A heartening and instructive portrait of a young woman's search for identity." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Alford's story is one of belonging and feeling a connection to her past and her present. Alford's journalistic writing style is engaging and accessible, and her account is never overly sentimental or nostalgic." -- Booklist

"American Negra is one of those rare books that offers an eye-opening and entirely different perspective on not just the world around us, but our own identities and experiences. I read it in one sitting, compelled to keep turning pages by Alford's accessible, engaging and insightful prose, and a story that is both distinctive and entirely relatable. Watching her navigate her multiple identities in a world that has always been keen to box her in, find her power and learn to put herself, her dreams and her wellbeing at the center was an inspiration. " -- Alisha Fernandez Miranda, author of My What If Year

"Drawing on her rich intellectual resources and masterful storytelling abilities, Alford effortlessly avoids the stale clichés and tired tropes that undermine most literary explorations of Afro-latinidad. Instead, she gifts us with a refreshingly critical, deeply vulnerable and wholly original text that promises to radically rearrange our understandings of race, class, ethnicity, and culture within modern U.S. Society. For years, Natasha has proven herself to be one of Black America's leading journalistic voices. With this wonderful new book, she also makes a compelling case for being one of our most talented new writers." -- Marc Lamont Hill (Instagram)