Guidebook to Relative Strangers

Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History
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Product Number: DD31371
Released: Jun 23, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681686639
Narrator/s: Allyson Johnson
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille T. Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then a toddler. As they travel, Dungy is intensely aware of how they are seen, not just as mother and child but as black females. With a poet's eye, she celebrates the particular in the universal, such as a child's acquisition of language and what to pack in a diaper bag. At the same time, her horizons are wide, as history shadows her steps everywhere she goes: from the San Francisco of settlers' and investors' dreams to the slave-trading ports of Ghana; from snow-white Maine to a festive, yet threatening, bonfire in the Virginia pinewoods. With exceptional candor, Dungy explores our inner and outer worlds-the multitudinous experiences of mothering, illness, and the ever-present embodiment of race-finding fear and trauma but also mercy, kindness, and community. Penetrating and generous, far-seeing and intimate, her prose is an essential guide for a troubled land.

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Author(s): Camille T. Dungy
Narrator(s): Allyson Johnson
Product Number Z100106241
Released: Jun 23, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681686646

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