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Singing Our Song in a Strange Land Furaha Youngblood

Singing Our Song in a Strange Land

Furaha Youngblood

Published April 13th 2015
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Kindle Edition
103 pages
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In this debut novel, Furaha Youngblood, author of a volume of poetry, Cat-Eyed Woman From Louisiana, concisely, but passionately chronicles the extraordinary journey of an ordinary woman in her quest to reinstate her people into their rightful placeMoreIn this debut novel, Furaha Youngblood, author of a volume of poetry, Cat-Eyed Woman From Louisiana, concisely, but passionately chronicles the extraordinary journey of an ordinary woman in her quest to reinstate her people into their rightful place as members of the human family. As a descendant of the only people ever legally held in slavery on American soil, she is involuntarily thrust onto her path by the combined circumstances of a problematic marriage, and the savage assault on an adolescent uncle, years before she was born.Despite the thousands of sorrow songs that tell of a brutal oppression, there are, however, other songs that not only defy the distorted images of a captive people, but also celebrate their resilience, and love of themselves, despite unrelenting efforts to dehumanize them. You can hear them if you listen with your heart.