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Author Diakité, Jason Timbuktu, 1975- author.

Title A drop of midnight : a memoir / Jason Diakité ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Publication Info. Seattle : Amazon Crossing, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.92 Diakite,J DIA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 286 pages : 1 portrait ; 22 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakité grew up between worlds--part Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. It was a no-man's-land that left him in constant search of self. Even after his hip-hop career took off, Jason fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging. In A Drop of Midnight, Jason draws on conversations with his parents, personal experiences, long-lost letters, and pilgrimages to South Carolina and New York to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition. His ancestors' origins as slaves in the antebellum South, his parents' struggles as an interracial couple, and his own world-expanding connection to hip-hop helped him fashion a strong black identity in Sweden. What unfolds in Jason's remarkable voyage of discovery is a complex and unflinching look at not only his own history but also that of generations affected by the trauma of the African diaspora, then and now"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Diakité, Jason Timbuktu, 1975-
Rap musicians -- Sweden -- Biography.
Blacks -- Sweden -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Willson-Broyles, Rachel, translator.
Added Title Droppe midnatt. English
ISBN 9781542017077 (hardcover)
1542017076 (hardcover)
9781542016704 (paperback)
1542016703 (paperback)

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