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Migrations of the Heart

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Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America.
While studying in America, she met Femi, an African man. They
Mass Market Paperback, 246 pages
Published October 12th 1987 by Ballantine Books (first published 1983)
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May 18, 2009 Ellen rated it really liked it
I loved this book! I read it ages ago - and while I don't remember WHY I liked it, I just know I did. I recall it being a compelling story of one young woman's personal journey of self understanding.
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Aug 27, 2016 Afi Yfa rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book.The book offered an insight into the cross-cultural experience of Marita,an African-American as she was married to a Yoruba-Nigeria guy and the social roles expected of a woman in a conservative society.My own opinion is many times we are so allured by the beauty of inter-cultural relationships and experiences that we don't pay attention to differences in perceptions that are unique to different cultures,especially for those of us who may fall under the "Pan-African" ...more
Sep 27, 2011 Greta rated it really liked it
Marita Golden tells her story of growing up in the 50s & 60s in the US, experiencing women's liberation and civil rights, only to be set back in time with her marriage to a Nigerian. With the move to Nigeria she discovers she loves her newly found personal freedoms as much as the traditions of her husband's country & family.
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May 06, 2008 Sarah Gonalez rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing for anyone who is willing to read autobiographies and is interested in learning about another country. Marita Golden expresses her feelings about her new surroundings and love for Femi.
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This was a wonderful read .A honest frank portrayal of the early years of post colonial Africa. This books reminds me a great deal of Maya Angelou ''Heart of a Woman." Marita Golden is a wonderful writer who writes with such honesty that you can't help but admire.
Feb 12, 2009 Libster rated it it was amazing
When I read this book in 1993, I had the wonderful, rare experience of reading a great book which paralleled my life at the time. I learned a lot about Nigerian culture through reading this.
Apr 23, 2008 Medina rated it really liked it
great read for young black girls in search of themselves. i identified greatly with Marita's journey and self-realization.
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Marita Golden (born April 28, 1950) is an award-winning novelist, nonfiction writer, distinguished teacher of writing and co-founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African-American writers.

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