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Mama's Child

Joan Steinau Lester

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A stunning tale about the deeply entrenched conflicts between a white mother and her biracial daughter. Mama' s Child is story of an idealistic young white woman who travelled to the American South as a civil rights worker, fell in love with an African American man, and started a family in San Francisco, where the more liberal city embraced them-- except when it didn' t. They raise a son and daughter, but the tensions surrounding them have a negative impact on their marriage, and they divorce when their children are still young. For their biracial daughter, this split further destabilizes her already challenged sense of self--" Am I black or white?" she must ask herself, " Where do I belong?" Is she her father' s daughter alone? As the years pass, the chasm between them widens, even as the mother attempts to hold on to the emotional chord that binds them. It isn' t until the daughter, Ruby, herself becomes a wife and mother that she begins to develop compassion and understanding for the many ways that her own mother' s love transcended race and questions of identity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rachel Leslie, Eliza Foss

Length:

12h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

59:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

54:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

51:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:05