Books Claiming Kin Confronting the History of an African-American Family by Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs Hardcover, 178 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $23.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleClaiming KinSubtitleConfronting the History of an African-American FamilyAuthorAfi-Odelia E. Scruggs Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Describes one woman's mission to discover her roots, detailing her search into the past that forced her to reevaluate her beliefs in the importance of family, as well as her religious beliefs as she honors her ancestors. Genres: Parenting & Families Nonfiction Also by Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs Beyond Stitch and Bitch Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Claiming Kin Kitchen Window My Changing Memories of Mafe November 9, 2005 Writer Afi-Odelia Scruggs once identified mafe, the hearty West African peanut butter stew, with a personal narrative of her life with Africans. Instead, she discovered the real story is one of her own changing identity as a black American.