This poetic offering from Sean C. Harrison serves as an enduring chronicle of the struggles and triumphs of peoples of African origin, whether they be nestled in the jungles and settlements of Africa or live supplanted in the countries of the west. It is a uniting account of the battles of not only the black day to day and historic experience but that of the individual and collective psyche as we seek to assimilate into our indigenous realities the ways of a western world consciousness largely foreign to our African experience, yet unwittingly retaining through community values the things that come naturally to our racial experience. His Jamaican ties are not in the least excluded from this collection as he involves a number of biographical accounts of personalities he perceived while growing up as being most reminiscent of the spirit of our peoples. This book is needed for everyday affirmations of Africanness, giving us reasons each page afresh, to appreciate the depth of our struggle and origins and just how far we have come and how much farther we need to go as we seek to find more meaning for our lives in the aftermath of over 400 years of enslavement.
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