A review by beccakmo
Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins


A heartfelt and unforgiving dive into all of the ways Black Americans have been driven from their lands by the US government and their fellow citizens since the foundation of this nation. An eye-opening celebration of people, culture, and one's connection to place juxtaposed to the continuous upheaval and uprooting of Black Americans. Jerkins writes with tenderness, empathy, sorrow, and a complete commitment to honoring her ancestors and her heritage through not only written documentation but generations of oral histories and traditions. Packed with timely reminders of the unsettling history of the United States and the ways these systems of racism and fear still hold life-threatening power in our nation today.

Read it, read it, read it.