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Kinship: A Family’s Journey in Africa and America
by Philippe E. Wamba

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List Price: $19.00
Format: Hardcover, 383 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780756756451
Imprint: Dutton/Penguin
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Book Description:
When Philippe Wamba’s African American mother married his Congolese father in 1964, the family they would raise in Boston, MA, & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, would become a test case of the pan-African ideal: that black people around the world share common interests, common goals, & a common destiny. In this deeply felt book, Wamba uses his personal background as a lens through which to view three centuries of shared history between Africans & African Amer. It is at once a vividly detailed memoir & a richly researched work of scholarship that deftly weaves accounts of Wamba’s multinational childhood with enlightening analyses of history, music, literature, religion, & politics.

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