Searching for Zion

The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: BN3286
Released: Jan 08, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469286129
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Documents the author's decade-long search for identity and a place of belonging as inspired by African-American and Jewish history as well as the exoduses of black communities that left ancestral homes in search of "promised lands."

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Author(s): Emily Raboteau
Product Number EB00640978
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802193797

Professional reviews

"The deeply rooted questions about race, belonging, identity, and travel in this memoir may remind listeners of Barack Obama's DREAMS OF MY FATHER. A female narrator with a strong, declarative voice is an excellent choice for one woman's story of her personal journey to place her multicultural heritage within a modern context. Quincy Bernstine's consistent dramatic persona makes sense of the book's dizzying trajectory, which includes trips to Israel, Ethiopia, and New York, among others. Some may find the delivery unpleasant because the tone is strident and the pace unrelenting. For the most part, though, the intense cadence mirrors the cultural and racial musings of the author--difficult subjects. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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