My Confederate Kinfolk A Twenty-first Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots (Paperback)
|Author: Thulani Davis|
|Beloved novelist and playwright Thulani Davis takes a journey through her ancestral history--and finds tartan plaid, unlikely lovers, and Confederate soldiers.|
From the Publisher:
Starting from a photograph and writings left by her grandmother, acclaimed African-American novelist Thulani Davis goes looking for the ?white folk? in her family, a Scots-Irish family of cotton planters unknown to her-and uncovers a history far richer and stranger than she had ever imagined. Her journey challenges us to examine the origins of some of our most deeply ingrained notions about what makes a family black or white, and offers an immensely compelling, intellectually challenging alternative.