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Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route Paperback – January 22, 2008
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However, no one should thus assume that Hartman's writing lacks research credibility for she brilliantly weaves both rousing narrative and copious research to portray a powerful picture of one of history's ugliest stories: Middle Passage. She provides a fresh account of ancient wounds.
Hartman's book can and should make a renewed contribution to the healing of past hurts which still linger deep. Her passionate style and scholarly depth can help a nation move beyond suffering to healing hope.
Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction , Soul Physicians, and Spiritual Friends.
The beauty of going with her on this journey is that the reader has the same magnificent opportunity, hypnotically led by the author, to ponder and to gain personal insight perhaps too long submerged.
I am only now in 2015 reading your book. I am sure your thinking has deepened from your experiences of traveling the slave route AND meeting the descendants. As a black American, I too experience the lingering, un-articulated feelings of "alien," "stranger" in the midst of everybody. Like you, I watch many people, of all races and colors in the US and else where, try to separate them self from the slave trade. It was not me, it was my ancestors, "they say." Your work allows ALL to grapple with the visual and non-visual clues in our midst that the hurt, pain and longing of "losing your mother" is very real and present in contemporary life. We are nowhere near post-racial.
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A disturbing, compelling look at one person's attempt to recover and reconnect to their past. It patterned attempts by others who had set out on similar journeys, but the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by olajaymi
So much information on Africa but this is a must read. The author engages you with the characters expectations and then her reality of Africa. Love itPublished 10 months ago by Star Karmel
a powerful, haunting book the author takes us on her painful journey shedding a lot of light on the painful and cruel institution of slavery in Africa and without.Published 11 months ago by Annie Paul
Hartman is a good writer. But she stretches what could have been a great Harper essay into a long book.Published 11 months ago by Mom with Ph.D.
An insightful book full of important observations and historical facts. But unfortunately there were too many sweeping statements that, from an academic like the author, were... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kili
Read for school not for pleasure. Structured strange and a little all over the place. Overall good book horrible structure.Published 24 months ago by Jakeevia Lane
There are some constant occurrences in "Lose Your Mother" that author Saidiya Hartman brings out to the reader:
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