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Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman’s quest for a place to call “home” and an investigation into a people’s search for the Promised Land, this landmark work is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement. At twenty-three, Raboteau traveled to Israel to visit her childhood best friend. While her friend appeared to have found a place to belong, Raboteau couldn’t say the same for herself. As a biracial woman from a country still divided along racial lines, she’d never felt at home in America. But as a reggae fan and the daughter of a historian of African-American religion, Raboteau knew of Zion as a place black people yearned to be. She’d heard about it on Bob Marley’s Exodus and in the speeches of Martin Luther King. She understood it as a metaphor for freedom, a spiritual realm rather than a geographical one. In Israel, the Jewish Zion, she was surprised to discover black Jews. Inspired by their exodus, Raboteau sought out other black communities that had left home in search of a Promised Land. Her question for them is the same she asks herself: have you found the home you’re looking for? On her ten-year journey back in time and across the globe, through the Bush years and into the age of Obama, Raboteau wanders through Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the Southern United States to explore the complex and contradictory perspectives of “black Zionists.” She talks to Rastafarians and African Hebrew Israelites, Evangelicals and Ethiopian Jews, and Hurricane Katrina transplants from her own family ― people who have risked everything in search of territory that is hard to define and harder to inhabit. In Searching for Zion, Raboteau overturns our ideas of place and patriotism, displacement and dispossession, citizenship and country in a disarmingly honest and refreshingly brave take on the pull of the story of exodus.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781491576854 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 28, 2014), cover price $9.99
9781469286174 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, January 14, 2014), cover price $14.99
9781469286204 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 14, 2014), cover price $14.99
9781469286143 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 22, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith.

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Product Description: A decade in the making, Emily Raboteau's Searching for Zion takes readers around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman's quest for a place to call "home" and an investigation into a people's search for the Promised Land, this landmark work of creative nonfiction is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement...read more

Hardcover:

9780802120038, titled "Searching For Zion: The Perpetual Quest for Home in the Wake of the African Diaspora" | Atlantic Monthly Pr, January 1, 2013, cover price $25.00

Paperback:

9780802122278 | Grove Pr, February 11, 2014, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A decade in the making, Emily Raboteau's Searching for Zion takes readers around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781469286129 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, January 22, 2013), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith.

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Product Description: Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman’s quest for a place to call “home” and an investigation into a people’s search for the Promised Land, this landmark work is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781469286150 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, January 22, 2013), cover price $59.97 | About this edition: Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith.
9781469286167 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, January 22, 2013), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith.

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Her family devastated by the accident that has rendered her brilliant brother in a vegetative state, biracial college student Emma Boudreaux struggles with a chronic nervous rash and sleepwalking tendencies while undergoing a journey of self-discovery, during which she learns painful secrets about her professor father's past. A first novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780805075069 | Henry Holt & Co, January 1, 2005, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Her family devastated by an accident that has left her brilliant brother in a vegetative state, biracial college student Emma Boudreaux struggles with a chronic nervous rash and sleepwalking tendencies while undergoing a journey of self-discovery.

Paperback:

9780312425685 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, January 24, 2006), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Her family devastated by the accident that has rendered her brilliant brother in a vegetative state, biracial college student Emma Boudreaux struggles with a chronic nervous rash and sleepwalking tendencies while undergoing a journey of self-discovery, during which she learns painful secrets about her professor father's past.

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