Eddy L. Harris
- Title: Native Stranger: A Black American's Journey Into the Heart of Africa
- Author: Eddy L. Harris
- ISBN: 9780671748975
- Page: 468
- Format: Hardcover
The black American author of Mississippi Solo chronicles his personal odyssey through Africa, detailing the people and diverse landscapes of the continent and reflecting on his feelings of alienation from the land of his ancestors.
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The author, an black American, travels through Africa. It is a triumph of superb writing and philosophical reflection. Quite possibly the best non-fiction book I have ever read. It is a travel book, but so much more – not as much about Africa as people, skin color, race, generosity, need, pride, and everything else that makes people human. The description was incredible: I could put the book down for long periods of time, and when I started again was transported instantly back to where Harris [...]
This ia a well-done travel essay book that gives some real insights into modern Africa. Harris’ observations are spliced in with his reports on his travels and thus make the book an easy read. His observations are sometimes expected. For instance, he details the effects of Arab and European colonization on various African countries. But he is not one sided. He does note the benefits those civilizations left behind. He also details the appalling situations that have come about under the regimes [...]
Well basically its about this black guy who takes a trip to Africa alone and meets a lot of different people and learns a lot of different things about different people like that the majority of Africa is Muslim. He learned a lot about the Muslim culture like how its pretty much the same religion as everyone else with similar stories, and customs. So this trip makes him take a look at himself and figures out that he is just as racist as everyone else and that you are not your a product of ethnic [...]
What's most memorable to me is the vivid reality of hunger. Harris wanders through Mali (I believe) with $3,000 in his pocket, but he is starving because there is, quite literally, NO FOOD. He eventually buys a piece of gristle from a vendor who wanders the streets with a bucket of hot water and bits of gristle that he seasons, and that you chew on to stave off the pangs of hunger. I am forever thankful for the food on my table.
As fascinating today as it was when I read it almost 20 years ago. Try reading this and Mississippi Solo back-to-back to get the full flavor of this author and his quest.
This was the first Eddy Harris book that I read. It is one of my favourites of his. If anyone is interested in the experiences of a BlackAmerican -- as he refers to himself -- in Africa -- PLEASE read this book.
An honest and revealing story of a black American's visit to Africa, thinking he would be with his "brothers." He was a complete stranger.
I was fascinated/repulsed by the way he confronted authority figures. Definitely not in my DNA!
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