Zenobia couldn't hear for the raucous amen chorus surrounding her. The floor seemed to vibrate and the walls shake. I'm connected to Nelson Mandela? 'Speak on it!' she yelled, waving her hand and surprising herself. 'Diaspora,' she yelled. This time, a fire ignited inside her, and everything that mattered to her changed.At the crossroads of her life, Zenobia desires to explore the possibilities of her past and her future. Recently fired from her position as a public school teacher for repeated absences due to her duties as a midwife, she finds herself waiting for inspiration. Nurtured by the unconditional love of her eminently proud Grandma Jones and stirred by her family's rich and historic connection to the American Civil Rights Movement and the African nation of Liberia, Zenobia yearns to go back to her symbolic homeland and make her mark. Her passion lies in opening a women's clinic where she hopes to forge a lasting difference for African women who have been neglected. As she encounters the conditions that grew out of Liberia's strongly rooted class division and oppression, what will she discover? How will she embrace the legacy ofFree Soil?
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