Migrations of the Heart (eBook)


Description


Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America.
While studying in America, she met Femi, an African man. They fell in love and she journeyed to Nigeria to become his wife. In Africa, plunged into a culture so very different from her own, but one she felt she should understand, Marita Golden learned about both her own new sprawling Nigerian family and Nigeria's large American community.
But Femi, once her strength, began to insist she fit herself into the strict mold of his society and assume the submissive role of a Nigerian wife.
In her new, strange surroundings, Marita Golden discovered that home is not simply a destination, but rather something you must carry always inside you.
"A marvelous journey . . . powerful imagery . . . distinctly drawn characters come alive, events pulsate with energy." -- The Washington Post Book World


From the Paperback edition.

About the Author


Marita Golden has written both fiction and nonfiction, including Migrations of the Heart, The Edge of Heaven, A Miracle Every Day, and Saving Our Sons. She is the editor of Wild Women Don’t Wear No Blues: Black Women Writers on Love, Men and Sex and the coeditor of Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing and of Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race. She is the founder and CEO of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, which supports African American writers, and lives in Maryland. Please visit Marita at www.maritagolden.com.

Praise for Migrations of the Heart…


"It is a book all women will find useful and compelling and all men who love women will find disturbing, painful, and instructive." --Alice Walker

"Golden's book reads like a lyrical and well-balanced novel, but it is all the more difficult to put down because the story is true." –Newsday

“The book is exquisitely written.” —Los Angeles Times

"A marvelous journey . . . powerful imagery. . . . Distinctly drawn characters come alive, events pulsate with energy."--The Washington Post Book World

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780307488244
Published: Anchor, 12/18/2008
Language: en


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