Black Lotus: A Woman's Search for Racial Identity


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Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
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5.9 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Sil Lai Abrams is a NABJ award-winning New York City-based writer, inspirational speaker, and domestic violence awareness activist. She has appeared on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, TV One, Al Jazeera, FOX, BET, Court TV, and TruTV as an expert on relationships and domestic violence, and been featured in national magazines such as Modern Woman, Oprah, Redbook, EBONY, Black Enterprise, and Sister 2 Sister. Abrams is the founder & CEO of Truth in Reality, a social advocacy organization committed to changing the media's depiction of women of color in an effort to reduce the rates of gender-based violence in the black community, and also serves on the national Board of Directors for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. She lives in New York, New York.


"Her ability to own her identity as a biracial woman with a troubled past is the greatest strength of this compelling narrative. A searingly honest coming-of-age memoir."--KIRKUS REVIEWS
"In her honest account of her tumultuous, loveless childhood, lost girl years, and her painful search for identity, Sil Lai Abrams opens her heart and bravely owns her story."--Wendy Lawless, New York Times bestselling author of Chanel Bonfire
"Compelling . . . Resonant. I felt her story represented a broader narrative of the black experience that deserved an audience."--Amy DuBois Barnett, former editor in chief of EBONY magazine and author of Get Yours! How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of and More
"[Black Lotus] resonates powerfully with generations of people growing up in our multicultural society.--Walter M. Kimbrough, PhD, president of Dillard University
Sil Lai Abrams stunning and compelling memoir, Black Lotus examines race, class, dysfunctional family dynamics, abandonment, addiction, and nature versus nurture. In Black Lotus, Sil Lai skillfully and poignantly tells her story in a manner that doesn't let up and won't let you go, taking you on her remarkable journey to overcome the parallel rejection of society and her family. Her surreal story is one of persistent, circular encounters with bad treatment, bad luck and bad decisions, yet amazingly, she not only survives but thrives.--Tom Burrell, author of Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
"Verdict: A fast-paced, emotional narrative that memoir fans will devour."--LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
"Like a slow, steady bass line, Sil Lai viscerally draws you into her aching journey to find her place in the world."

--Nile Rodgers, Grammy award-winning composer, producer, cofounding member of CHIC, and author of Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny