Author: Larry Ukali Johnson-Redd
Title: Journey to the Motherland: From San Francisco to Benin City
Publisher: Amen-ra Theological Seminary Press
Reviewer: W. H. McDonald, Jr. – AAA Founder
An Autobiographical Voyage of Self-discovery!
Some people go off to college and the great universities to get all their education from books. Author Larry Ukali Johnson-Redd has been on a life long journey seeking to discover his own self and his place in this world. His autobiography “Journey to the Motherland: From San Francisco to Benin City” is not just about a physical trip but a quest for emotional and spiritual discovery. His story is heartwarming and even enlightening at times.
The stories of his life are mixed in with wonderful insightful poetry. Truly a man with a life mission he pushes onward and inward at the same time. You are left at the end of the book wanting a full accounting and update on his life since he wrote this book.
The book explores race relations, love, leaving one’s country and returning. As a white man reading this book I found myself fascinated with his whole experience. He writes as a Black man but his message of love and understanding and acceptance speaks to all of us.
The American Author Association gives this book its highest book rating of FIVE STARS! It also carries my personal endorsement and recommendations. The book is truly inspirational and is worth your time to read it.
Visit the authors website at: www.lovingblackwomen.com/