Jul 27 2015

Not From Here: Memoir Tackles Complex Issues of Belonging

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GUEST: Allan Johnson, sociologist, author, novelist, and public speaker, author of Not From Here: A Memoir. His books include The Gender Knot: Unraveling Patriarchal Legacy, and The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise, and Privilege, Power, and Difference.

When an angry mob of racist Americans confronted Central American immigrant children in the town of Murrieta, California, they held signs saying “Return to Sender.” But the ownership that citizens claim upon the United States of America is rooted in an erasure of history and the extermination of millions of native American people.

In a memoir entitled Not From Here, author Allan G. Johnson explores the idea of belonging to a land to which you have emigrated. When his father passed away and he needed to decide where to scatter his ashes, Johnson began a journey that was both geographical and philosophical.

Visit www.agjohnson.us for more information.

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