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I agree with another commentator that this rich book deserves a second read.
SEARCHING FOR ZION: THE QUEST FOR HOME IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA by Emily Raboteau (2013, 350 pages) is a most compelling, fascinating and absorbing read.
If you've ever felt alienated or exiled, or wondered who you are or where you might fit in, this book will speak to you.
Soul searching book. Emily Raboteau's journey searching for Zion was spell bounding. From Jerusalem to Kingston to Addis Ababa to Kenya. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Howie
I highly recommend this book but its conclusion seems to be that there is nowhere in this world that black Americans are wanted, and welcomed, as citizens, the way Jews are in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Salome
I bought this book for myself and I bought another copy for a friend and we both love this book. Highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Stephen H.
Emily Raboteau is a powerful, fresh new voice in the burgeoning memoir subgenre that concerns us all - a search and understanding/reckoning of who we are and our places in the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by NaughtiLiterati
Excellent book! It gave me different perspectives of how Emily view her world and I can see the maturity and its progress in the book.Published 6 months ago by Dorothy M. Wilkins
The author, Emily, is an Africa American woman in search of herself, and her place in the world. With 1 white parent, she has never felt that sh "belonged" anywhere. Read morePublished 10 months ago by hasselaar
As I've probably mentioned before, I used to manage a couple of Black bookstores back in the day. And besides being able to do my favorite thing, talk about books all day long, I... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Toni Campbell
In many ways this book/memoir is like a reverse 'Candide' (no place is as bad as this) or Gulliver's Travels (disappointment at what was at the end of your travels). Read morePublished 11 months ago by Grey Wolffe
What are you? The challenge Emily had heard her entire life echoed on the lips of the security personnel at EL AL Airlines challenging her in a new way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Alex S