My long journey home
The daughter of Oliver Golden, an African American expatriate and agrarian activist of the early 1900's, and Bertha Bialek, youngest daughter of Polish American emigres of Jewish descent, Lily Golden has a special place in history. In this account of her experience, Golden provides a connection between the contemporary and historical relationships of America to Russia. Golden offers a distinctly different and refreshing point of view of the lives and experiences of Russia in her often alluring and romantic, sometimes bitterly painful, yet always vivid and intimate details of her life as a dark-skinned Russian surviving in and struggling against turbulent changes. She brings her tale of a sometimes charmed sometimes challenged existence full circle in her descriptions of her ultimate contact with distant relatives in the United States. Lily Golden allows the reader access into her lifelong revelation that family and community ties are boundless by time and geography.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Abdulla Abhazia abroad Adjaria African Americans African Studies Alexander Pushkin Alexei Tolstoy arrested asked Batumi beautiful became began Black Americans Bois brought Carver Caucasus Central Committee Chicago Communist Party culture dance daughter delegation Dimitri doctors dressed Eslanda famous father film foreign friends George Tynes German girl husband Institute of African interest invited jazz Jewish Josef Stalin knew Komsomol Kremen Langston Hughes language later leaders Leningrad letter Lily Golden lived looking married meet Minister Moscow Conservatory Moscow State University mother Nadya nations Negro never Oliver Golden participate Paul Robeson Perestroika play political problems published Pushkin remember returned Russian scholars Sharon Soviet Union speak Stalin streets Svetlana talk Tashkent tennis tion told took Tuskegee understand United USSR Uzbek Uzbekistan wanted wife woman women write wrote Yelena Yura Zanzibar