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Intimate and beautifully written, Black Gold of the Sun is a compelling memoir that chronicles a man’s journey to his ancestral home and to the hidden keeps of his heritage.

In 2001, at the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun–born in London to African-born parents–embarks on a trip to Ghana in search of his roots, and in this rich narrative he evokes both the physical and emotional aspects of his travels. Eshun makes his way to Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city; to the storied slave forts of Elmina; to the historic warrior kingdom of Asante. He reflects on earlier pilgrims who followed the same path–W. E. B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Malcolm X–and on the millions of slaves shipped to the West from the Ghanaian coast. He recalls the racially charged years of his youth, and he considers the paradoxes and possibilities in contemporary Britain for someone like himself. Finally, he uncovers a long-held secret about his lineage that will compel him to question everything he knows about himself and about where he comes from.

Written with exquisite particularity of place and mind, and with rare immediacy and candor, Black Gold of the Sun tells a story of identity, belonging, and unexpected hope.

Book News Annotation:

A former editor of the British men's magazine Arena, Eshun is currently artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Born in London to African-born parents, he traveled to Ghana in 2002, at the age of 33, to examine his roots. The resulting memoir is a story of identity, belonging, and unexpected hope. No subject index.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

A former editor of the British men's magazine Arena, Eshun is currently artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Born in London to African-born parents, he traveled to Ghana in 2002, at the age of 33, to examine his roots. The resulting memoir is a story of identity, belonging, and unexpected hope. No subject index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

At the age of 33, Ekow Eshun--born in London to African-born parents--embarks for Ghana in search of his roots. He uncovers a long-held secret about his lineage that will compel him to question everything he knows about himself and about where he comes from.

Synopsis:

Intimate and beautifully written, Black Gold of the Sun is a compelling memoir that chronicles a mans journey to his ancestral home and to the hidden keeps of his heritage.

In 2001, at the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun–born in London to African-born parents–embarks on a trip to Ghana in search of his roots, and in this rich narrative he evokes both the physical and emotional aspects of his travels. Eshun makes his way to Accra, Ghanas cosmopolitan capital city; to the storied slave forts of Elmina; to the historic warrior kingdom of Asante. He reflects on earlier pilgrims who followed the same path–W. E. B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Malcolm X–and on the millions of slaves shipped to the West from the Ghanaian coast. He recalls the racially charged years of his youth, and he considers the paradoxes and possibilities in contemporary Britain for someone like himself. Finally, he uncovers a long-held secret about his lineage that will compel him to question everything he knows about himself and about where he comes from.

Written with exquisite particularity of place and mind, and with rare immediacy and candor, Black Gold of the Sun tells a story of identity, belonging, and unexpected hope.

About the Author

Ekow Eshun has been editor of the British mens magazine Arena and is now artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, where he lives. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375424182
Subtitle:
Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond
Author:
Eshun, Ekow
Illustrator:
Ofili, Chris
Author:
Ekow Eshun
Publisher:
Pantheon
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
British
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Publication Date:
20060606
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.26x5.88x.96 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375424182 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At the age of 33, Ekow Eshun--born in London to African-born parents--embarks for Ghana in search of his roots. He uncovers a long-held secret about his lineage that will compel him to question everything he knows about himself and about where he comes from.
"Synopsis" by , Intimate and beautifully written, Black Gold of the Sun is a compelling memoir that chronicles a mans journey to his ancestral home and to the hidden keeps of his heritage.

In 2001, at the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun–born in London to African-born parents–embarks on a trip to Ghana in search of his roots, and in this rich narrative he evokes both the physical and emotional aspects of his travels. Eshun makes his way to Accra, Ghanas cosmopolitan capital city; to the storied slave forts of Elmina; to the historic warrior kingdom of Asante. He reflects on earlier pilgrims who followed the same path–W. E. B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Malcolm X–and on the millions of slaves shipped to the West from the Ghanaian coast. He recalls the racially charged years of his youth, and he considers the paradoxes and possibilities in contemporary Britain for someone like himself. Finally, he uncovers a long-held secret about his lineage that will compel him to question everything he knows about himself and about where he comes from.

Written with exquisite particularity of place and mind, and with rare immediacy and candor, Black Gold of the Sun tells a story of identity, belonging, and unexpected hope.

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