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Rachel Willson-Broyles
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A Drop of Midnight

A Memoir

Häftad,  Engelska, 2020-03-01
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World-renowned hip-hop artist Jason Timbuktu Diakits vivid and intimate journey through his own and his familys historyfrom South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden. Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakit grew up between worldspart Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. It was a no-mans-land that left him in constant search of self. Even after his hip-hop career took off, Jason fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging. In A Drop of Midnight, Jason draws on conversations with his parents, personal experiences, long-lost letters, and pilgrimages to South Carolina and New York to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition. His ancestors origins as slaves in the antebellum South, his parents struggles as an interracial couple, and his own world-expanding connection to hip-hop helped him fashion a strong black identity in Sweden. What unfolds in Jasons remarkable voyage of discovery is a complex and unflinching look at not only his own history but also that of generations affected by the trauma of the African diaspora, then and now.
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One of TranslatedLit.coms Most Anticipated Books of 2020 His writing has an ethereal, questioning quality, in sync with his backgroundthe authors prose is often nimble and observant, sharply considering the burdens surrounding race and masculinity. A vibrant, thoughtful memoir reflecting contemporary black cultural concerns. Kirkus Reviews This touching exploration of race and heritage is incisive, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Library Journal Diakit smooths out the conflicting complications of his heritage and upbringing to create a positive form of complexity. Booklist

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Jason Timbuktu Diakit is one of Swedens most well-known hip-hop artists. Born in Lund to American parentsan African American dad and a white momhe has released eight solo albums and numerous singles, the majority of which have reached gold or platinum status. His accolades include eight Swedish Grammy awards and four P3 Guld (Swedish radio) awards. He has performed all over the world, from Africa to Svalbard, from the Apollo in New York City to the Roxy in Los Angeles and at the Polar Music Prize and Nobel Peace Prize award ceremonies. Jason is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir A Drop of Midnight, which has sold more than one hundred thousand copies in Sweden and was adapted by the author into a stage performance in 2017. For more information, visit www.timbuk.nu. Rachel Willson-Broyles is a freelance translator based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and her PhD from the University of WisconsinMadison. Her other translations include Malin Persson Giolitos novel Quicksand; Jonas Jonassons novels The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man; and Jonas Hassen Khemiris novels Montecore and Everything I Dont Remember, as well as Khemiris stage plays Invasion! and I Call My Brothers.