Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in England and Africa
'Where are you from?' 'No, where are you really from?' These questions, which he has been asked since boyhood, drive Ekow Eshun to travel through Ghana in search of his roots, and lead him on an exploration of history and belonging, from slavery in Africa and the West to the present day and what it means to be black. In search of answers, Ekow unearths yet more questions, some shocking contradictions and some long-forgotten truths about his family past...
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Review: Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in England and AfricaUser Review - Kat - Goodreads
Not as good as I thought it would be. He skims the suface of quite a few points and ideas, but isn't thorough about his feelings, travels, history or any of the things he touches on. He could have missed out the trip to Ghana altogether and elaborated on his life as a Black Briton. Read full review
Review: Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and BeyondUser Review - Graeme - Goodreads
Just a quick one. This is an enjoyable read -- I think it's at its best when it reads a little bit more like a travel journal of the author's quest to find a sense of belonging by venturing to Ghana ... Read full review