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In Danzy Senna's case, her father is well respected in some circles.
It seemed an answer would be found, and yet she kept on searching, only to leave the reader (or at least this reader) wondering exactly what she was looking for.
The book is written as part detective story, part history lesson, and part personal revelation and emotional views of family and race.
This book is a must for children who seek answers about the "mysteries" or "secrets" in their
families. Read more
I couldn't finish this book. I read the first third of it and stopped. The author doesn't give any insights. The book is just a series of statements. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MIDC
This memoir is fantastically crafted. Senna draws the reader in instantly. The book is written as part detective story, part history lesson, and part personal revelation and... Read morePublished on December 11, 2011 by LunaSol
Though not a daughter of an interracial marriage, having a very diverse cultural family and my parents divorcing with little to no sense of identity through my father (and his... Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by S. Brizard
I read this book as a part of a course on life-writing, and it really is not very good. The author's tone is whiny and irritating and the story, while it seems to have the makings... Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by koliver
Where did you sleep lat night? is a well written and interesting story. If you like personal narratives or life histories even a little you will probably enjoy this book. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by N. Burt
This book seemed to be about a woman searching for her identy, but I was confused as if she found her true identy. I really never could get into this story. Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by Mona Lisa
Danzy Senna has written a very dark and brooding book about the search for her family roots. Senna is the daughter of Boston blue bloods and poor southern blacks. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by papaphilly
I'll admit , I had never heard of either of the people examined in this book. Now I feel as if I have known them for years. Read morePublished on January 1, 2010 by Jim Z