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WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots

by | Read by Morgan Jerkins

Contemporary Culture • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Combining memoir and history, author and narrator Morgan Jerkins takes listeners on an unforgettable journey across America. Jerkins, whose grandparents came north during the Great Migration, grew up in New Jersey. In this audiobook, she sets out to understand her place in the history of the migration that has defined Black America today. Her narration is clear and steady as she unravels the complex threads of geography and race in her family history. In a voice full of emotion and curiosity, she recounts conversations with Louisiana Creoles and Gullah Geechee people on the Georgia coast, and explores the messy ties between Black and Native people in Oklahoma. Brimming with historical analysis and personal reflection, this audiobook is a powerful story of the too-often-forgotten families that have shaped our nation. L.S. 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780062958914 $23.99

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