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Black Gold of the Sun : Searching for Home in England and Africa - Ekow Eshun

Black Gold of the Sun

Searching for Home in England and Africa


Published: 5th August 2005
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Growing up in London, Ekow Eshun never felt truly at home. Born in Britain to African parents, he found himself caught between two cultures without fully belonging to either.

Plagued by the unease of dual identity, he travels to Africa to look for an idea of home - only to discover he's as much of a stranger there as in Britain.

The result is a journey that crosses paths with nineteenth-century philosophy, twentieth-century black liberation movements and the psyche of modern, multicultural Britain; a book that combines the intimacy of confession with a sweeping tale of continents and generations - all in pursuit of the answer to the question: where are you from?

About the Author

Ekow Eshun is the Artistic Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts. He appears on BBC's Newsnight Review, and is the former editor of Arena magazine. He was born in 1968 and lives in London.

ISBN: 9780241141922
ISBN-10: 0241141923
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 5th August 2005
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.52