[Epub] A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir By Jason Diakité – Loufanet.info

A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir World Renowned Hip Hop Artist Jason Timbuktu Diakit S Vivid And Intimate Journey Through His Own And His Family S History From South Carolina Slavery To Twenty First Century SwedenBorn To Interracial American Parents In Sweden, Jason Diakit Grew Up Between Worlds Part Swedish, American, Black, White, Cherokee, Slovak, And German, Riding A Delicate Cultural And Racial Divide It Was A No Man S 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 BelongingIn 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 SwedenWhat Unfolds In Jason S 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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10 thoughts on “A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir

  1. says:

    Powerful, visceral, engaging.This was one of those universes aligning thingswhen an old white woman stumbles across a book by a young Black Swedish rapper, and evenimprobably, is intrigued and decides to read it And pretty much read it straight through without stopping This is a strong, raw, urg


  2. says:

    This was a completely random purchase I never knew I had an interest in memoir, racial identity, Sweden or hip hop Having said that, Jason Diakit may be Sweden s pre eminent hip hop artist, but it is not his music career that took centre stage in the pages of this book If music figures most prominently,


  3. says:

    Never spoilersThe entire book meanders with vignettes of stories about Diakit s family history He really does not hit his writing flow until about a third of the way into the book There is also some confusion at the beginning regarding 2015 I am not sure if it a typo but there seems to be a discrepancy in timin


  4. says:

    Fascinating book that tells stories from Diakite s own life, his parents, grandparents and great grandparents Drives home the point that racism and slavery have an on going effect Made me think about how I m a product of my parents, who were strongly influenced by their parentsand so on Then you do the math and realize


  5. says:

    Jason Timbuktu Diakit is a Swedish hip hop artist, who grew up with a mixed heritage leaving him in a no man s land in constant search for himself This heartfelt, vivid, raw and superbly written memoir follows Jason on a journey where he strives to find his roots, understand his multicultural self and find his place in the wor


  6. says:

    Liberating I loved this memoir I usually don t read memoirs, but this piqued my interest The loved how the author was able to trace his family lineage through travels, interviews and conversation with family Through his life experiences, he has learned to embrace his ethnic backgrounds and skin color This novel was truly unique Great


  7. says:

    UnsatisfactoryI began this book hoping to learn about the mixed heritage of the author It became a book I had to force myself to finish The author almost completely ignored his Slovak and Cherokee heritage he seems to only want to focus on his black forebears He describes their experiences ,but they are theirs, not his Throughout, there was a


  8. says:

    In 1999 when I was living in Helsinki I discovered Timbuktu via another a Swedish rapper Petter I was so blown away by Petter s song Mikrofonk t that was played every hour Once he was interviewing this other rapper, Blues, in English about hip hop in Scandinavia Blues sounded like any Black guy you d meet in America Petter him to show off his freesty


  9. says:

    Like some other reviewers, I chanced upon this in a special offer knowing nothing of the author, or indeed of hip hop rapping, but found it a better andstimulating read than I expected Ultimately Diakite resolves the problem of his Swedish American and black white heritage with other strains mixed in by deciding he has to be fully both but not before he has


  10. says:

    A lesson about self discovery and the amount of work it requires for someI don t listen to hip hop music so was unfamiliar with Jason Timbuktu and his music I chose this book because I was curious about his desire to learn about his biracial ancestral roots as he navigated his own search for self His interest in family history begins in Sweden, the country where he


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