by Thulani Davis
Hardcover, 324 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $25 |
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An African American novelist recounts her family history, which includes both white and black ancestors who were pioneers, slaves, and Confederate soldiers and lived in such places as Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, and Virginia.
January 17, 2006 Journalist, novelist and playwright Thulani Davis traces her roots in My Confederate Kinfolk: a Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots. Among the revelations Davis uncovered was that her ancestors include a Scots-Irish clan of cotton planters as well as Africans from Sierra Leone.
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