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by Yelena Khanga,Susan Jacoby

“Tells the remarkable story of Ms. Khanga’s family, shedding light into unfamiliar corners of both the Soviet and American pasts. . . . [An] unusual and fascinating odyssey. . . . However Yelena Khanga reconciles the complex strands of her ancestry in the future, she has, in Soul to Soul, already made a contribution to retrieving a piece of the Soviet Union’s unknown history.” ―Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review

Yelena Khanga tells the compelling story of growing up black in Russia and journeying through cultures to learn about her forebears and meet relatives she had never known. From the days of slavery in the cotton fields of Mississippi to the Moscow of Stalin and Brezhnev, from Jewish New York and Harlem in the twenties to modern-day Los Angeles, Long Island, and Zanzibar, Soul to Soul is a four-generation family memoir.
Download Soul to Soul: A Black Russian Jewish Woman's Search for Her Roots epub
ISBN: 0393311554
ISBN13: 978-0393311556
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Yelena Khanga,Susan Jacoby
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (June 17, 1994)
Pages: 352 pages
ePUB size: 1761 kb
FB2 size: 1608 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 960
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Do you know there were Americans and African-Americans who long time( in 20-s and 30-s) ago traveled to Russia for a job opportunity during Depression? Some of them come back and some stayed. This story about family which stayed. Why? Do you know what could happened to the people at that old time if one of them were White and another Black? There were other reasons too.
You are the Lucky ones to get that book and read it because people in Russia can't! I checked it out.
I am same age and grow up in the same place with the Author Yelena Khanga, I can relate pretty much to that story. Yelena is a celebrity in Russia. Her family were friends with Stalin's daughter.
I was amazed of her family story and how she learned what it means to be African-American in US in 90-s.
You might better appreciate your ancestors after you reed this book.
I would love to have a cup of Tea with her one day too.

Soul to Soul: A Black Russian Jewish Woman's Search for Her Roots
I liked this book. I found it interesting reading about her experiences as a Black person in Russia. My own curiosity caused me to buy the book and I am glad I did, I enjoyed it more than I had initially thought I would. If you enjoy reading about Russian culture or just like unique stories this is for you.
As promised
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Enjoyed this book
I have read Yelena Khanga�s story several times in the past several years. Leaning something different each time that I read it. Her wit and her humor are outstanding given the time she was writing about. It was a time of great history for both nations as well as both cultures. She looks through the eyes of an individual of great wonder. A person ho looks around and sees a world change. Meeting her new �family� that under given circumstances would have been the enemy was a great delight to read.
I encourage her to write a sequel to the book. I hope to meet her one day. Sit down in a café and drink Chi.