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The Sojourner's Passport: A Black Woman's Guide to Having the Life and Love You Deserve

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432751891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432751890
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was a long time reader of the blog that inspired this book so, while my copy of the book has not yet arrived, I have already read much of the content. Ms. Nassif is an incredibly astute and dedicated writer and I have treasured the unfailing analysis and no-nonsense approach that is always present in her pieces. Despite what the previous review states, her work is not about blaming black men. It is about learning how to identify and reject the ways black women have been and continue to be manipulated, and to create habits that lead to well-being in all areas of one's life. Her writing is definitely not for those who wish to be coddled or to remain in a fantasy world about the state of the black community and its deplorable impact on black women. However, if you are serious about creating the best life possible for yourself and refusing to let other people use your skills and energy to advance their agenda at your expense, this is the book for you.
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This book is a must read for any African American Woman (of any age) who has always felt that "something was wrong" but could not point to why or what. The benefit of reading this book will be to finally put to death the all too many "sacred cows" that have prevented African American women from thriving and moving forward with their lives. This book is not for the faint-hearted and it will require you to face some uncomfortable truths.

However, once these truths are faced and along with the willingness to utilize "critical thinking" as it pertains to all that we do and with whom we interact, this book will serve as inspiration for "us", as African American Women, to finally fulfill the "birthright" of our African American women ancestors to live our "Wildest Dreams".
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Sojourner's Passport is not for the sensitive at heart but definitely required reading for all African American women. Khadija does an excellent job dissecting the destructive mentalities that have plagued black women and the community at large. Her writing isn't fluffy. She tells the hard truth and the facts about what is going on in African American communities around the US. If you have delusions of grandeur and love fairytales, this book isn't for you. If you want to know facts, challenge your own thinking, and evaluate your own life, then get this book. The sad truth is that there are many black women who will be left behind because they aren't taking the proper steps to secure their survival and thrive. Khadija voice is refreshing because in her book she takes on all the controversial issues that mainstream African American "activist" or showmen refuse to address. I have to admit that as someone who has been pretty sheltered, I had no idea that black women are going through so much. Her book gave me a lot to think about and be grateful for. Nevertheless I hope that this will be one of her many guides for years to come.
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What a wonderful and enlightening book! I truly appreciate the author's candid, real look into the lives of black American women and what we have allowed ourselves (as a collective) to become. The author's personal experience is well documented and her sagacious observations are apparent as all we have to do is look around as see the truth before us.

The author explains terms like refugee, vetting, gaslighting and flawlessness as they relate to various black women's issues and states of being. There is much to absorb but the readers will be able to fully take it all in and walk away with a new sense of purpose.

The black woman who realizes that she may need this guide will be thankful to the author for her candor and and willingness to share her own experiences. Most readers will be able to fully relate to all the real life examples offered by the author; as the book is truly a guide and handbook that should be always kept nearby for further reference and future advice. Black women, we have work to do.

There is a real sense of urgency for black women to change their situations by becoming aware, taking responsibility and taking action; so the tone is quite stern. Stearn in the aspect of sincere caring about black women and their best interests. I see the entire piece as altruistic and is in no manner self serving. The truth can be painful sometimes but it is what it is.

I highly recommend this book. The writer does not expect that everyone will agree with her perspectives on every subject covered as I do not; but this scholarly written book outlined several aspects of my own personal journey and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was even rewarded with a fresh, virtual Visa stamp on my passport, and it will never expire.
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This book is required reading for every critical thinking Black woman out there! If you are ready to live your life on your own terms and create your own happiness, than this is a must read. Ms. Nassif pulls no punches and tells it like it is in the unvarnished truth, forcing the reader to think and challenge many conventionally held notions about racism, relationships, women, men, and the Black community. This book WILL empower you and it will certainly make you think. This is required reading!
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