Native Stranger: A Black American's Journey Into the Heart of Africa

Eddy L. Harris


Native Stranger: A Black American's Journey Into the Heart of Africa

Native Stranger: A Black American's Journey Into the Heart of Africa

  • Title: Native Stranger: A Black American's Journey Into the Heart of Africa
  • Author: Eddy L. Harris
  • ISBN: 9780671748975
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover

Native Stranger A Black American s Journey into the Heart Native Stranger A Black American s Journey into the Heart of Africa Vintage Departures . Rating details Ratings Reviews Recounting his journey into the heart of Africa, an African American describes his encounters with beggars and bureaucrats, his visit to Soweto, a night in a Liberian jail cell, and Reprint. Native Stranger YouTube Feb , THIS MAN DIED DURING SURGERY, MET GOD ASKED HIM, WHAT S THE MEANING OF LIFE Duration Living For Christ ,, views Native Stranger Black American s Journey into the Heart Native Stranger is his second book, which I liked even Eddy backpacked throughout Africa over a year His writes at length about living among Africans and describing the mind boggling poverty, the horrible societal injustices in country after country, and yet all the beauty he encounters. the native strangers FREE STUFF by The Native Strangers Proudly made by WixWix Native Stranger Eddy L Harris After reading Mississippi Solo Eddy Harris first book , I had to read Native Stranger is his second book, which I liked even Eddy backpacked throughout Africa over a year. NATIVE STRANGER tana_rock Twitter The latest Tweets from NATIVE STRANGER tana_rock BOOWY Native stranger a Black American s journey into the heart When Eddy Harris went to Africa, he ended up learning a great deal about his own identity as a black American as well as witnessing both the splendor and squalor of the continent From encounters with beggars and bureaucrats to a visit to Soweto and a hellish night in a Liberian jail, Harris evokes Africa with candor and vividness.



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.


Recent Comments "Native Stranger: A Black American's Journey Into the Heart of Africa"

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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