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- My Life of Blackness and Becoming
- Written by: Antonio Michael Downing
- Narrated by: Antonio Michael Downing
- Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
Antonio Michael Downing's memoir of creativity and transformation is a startling mash-up of memories and mythology, told in gripping, lyrical prose. Raised by his indomitable grandmother in a hot, verdant Trinidad, Downing at age 11 is uprooted to Canada when she dies. But not urban Toronto: He and his older brother are sent to live with his stern, evangelical Aunt Joan in Wabigoon, a mostly Indigenous community in Northern Ontario where they are the only Black children in the town.
Entertaining and heartfelt
- By Anonymous User on 2021-03-14
Loved every minute of this book.
I loved listening to every minute of this book. Hearing the authors voice made it feel like a personal conversation. I was singing along to the hymns as he sang, cried and laughed all throughout. Great coming of age story that will not disappoint.