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Makeda by Randall Robinson

"Makeda teases, provokes, challenges, and illuminates the complex, painful, and joyous personal and collective journeys in search of family, identity, love, and place that define us. Like the protagonist Makeda’s many incarnations, this haunting novel of return reminds us that we are all part of something far greater than ourselves, or this moment."
—Jill Nelson, author of the New York Times best seller Volunteer Slavery

"Randall Robinson is not only a legendary freedom fighter, but also a towering public intellectual and powerful novelist. His fascinating new work, Makeda, has great mind, heart, and soul!"
—Cornel West, author of Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir

"Makeda is brilliant and path-breaking, filled with passion and compassion. It took hold in my heart and wouldn’t let go. A scholar and a poet uncompromisingly committed to justice, Randall Robinson is a rare and exquisite writer. This novel will burn in your brain long after you have left its haunting pages."
—Susan L. Taylor, former editor in chief of Essence magazine

"Makeda is a soaring, wrenching, and ultimately revealing glimpse into the roles within a powerful matriarchal family . . . A must read for anyone who wants to appreciate history, the role of women, and the significance of transferring ideas, goals, and ambitions from one generation to the next."
—Charles J. Ogletree Jr., author of The Presumption of Guilt

"Luminous and magical; in Makeda, Robinson has created a brilliant and well-imagined work."
—Bernice L. McFadden, award-winning author of Glorious

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617750229
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 822,550
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Randall Robinson is the author of An Unbroken Agony and the national best sellers The Debt, The Reckoning, and Defending the Spirit. He is also founder and past president of TransAfrica, the African-American organization he established to promote enlightened, constructive U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. In 1984, Robinson established the Free South Africa Movement, which pushed successfully for the imposition of sanctions against apartheid South Africa; and in 1994, his public advocacy, including a 27-day hunger strike, led to the UN multinational operation that restored Haiti's first democratically elected government to power. Mr. Robinson lives with his wife and daughter in St. Kitts.

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Makeda 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
revmelonymcgant More than 1 year ago
Please read celebrated TransAfrica founder and Civil Rights Icon, Randall Robinson's MAKEDA!!!!!! MAKEDA is riveting; a blessing and affirmation of my heart and a calling for US All to Re-Member the Truth of our Greatness! Circumstances do not define who we are in our hearts! I especially liked the cover and feel of the pages! Mr. Randall Robinson's eloquent truth is presented in an equally eloquent, magnificent package! I read all night and this book is simply captivating! I honor you for your vision Mr. Robinson! MAKEDA is truly is a soul awakening Masterpiece! With loving respect! Rev. Melony McGant
Aset More than 1 year ago
Randall Robinson did it again I enjoyed this book. The story telling put you in that place. Can not wait for another book please do a sequel of this story.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Literature at its finest. Every word is a piece of gold woven into a precious garment. The author creates a world that we all can identify with at a fundamental level. The reality of a dream come full circle. Robinson is a singular talent whose writing exudes soul.
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