Ancestries: A Short Story Collection

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A book by Dr Yabome Gilpin-Jackson


Ancestries builds on Identities: A short story collection, to imagine and portray ways in which a variety of Global African characters—multicultural and multiracial—negotiate their sense of self and belonging. They do so within a world where their sense of rootedness and belonging must cross racial, cultural, continental and generational divides. These stories share narratives of possibilities that emerge from the creative space that Global Africans experience and exist in. It portrays Global Africans in more shades of the bridge-building, resilient capacity, ingenuity and love they bring to a world that desperately needs these qualities. This short story collection also highlights the agency and choices Global Africans must regularly make to transcend artificial boundaries and claim belonging in our world.