• Guidebook to Relative Strangers

  • Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History
  • By: Camille T. Dungy
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-23-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille T. Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then a toddler. As they travel, Dungy is intensely aware of how they are seen, not just as mother and child but as black females. With a poet's eye, she celebrates the particular in the universal, such as a child's acquisition of language and what to pack in a diaper bag. At the same time, her horizons are wide, as history shadows her steps everywhere she goes: from the San Francisco of settlers' and investors' dreams to the slave-trading ports of Ghana; from snow-white Maine to a festive, yet threatening, bonfire in the Virginia pinewoods.
With exceptional candor, Dungy explores our inner and outer worlds - the multitudinous experiences of mothering, illness, and the ever-present embodiment of race-finding fear and trauma, but also mercy, kindness, and community. Penetrating and generous, far-seeing and intimate, her prose is an essential guide for a troubled land.
©2017 Camille T. Dungy (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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