America's Daughter (Dancing Soul Trilogy, #2)

America's Daughter (Dancing Soul Trilogy, #2)

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In America’s Daughter, the second book of the trilogy, the author arrives in the United States in the company of Catherine Murray, an American high-school teacher. Her adjustment to a new culture includes shocking doses of American-style racial discrimination and Nhambu’s discovery that she must learn to be a Black American. She graduates from college, thus fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher, and teaches high school in the inner city. She marries, has two children, and establishes herself in the American way of life. Then a visit to Africa, and especially to Tanzania, reawakens the drumbeats and dancing that she carries in her soul. On her return home, she teaches Swahili and African Studies, performs African dance at schools, and creates Aerobics With Soul®, a fitness workout based on African dance. She both finds and creates the family she longed for as a child and connects with her unknown background. The first book of the trilogy, Africa’s Child, was released in 2016. The final book of her memoir series—Drum Beats, Heart Beats—reveals more of Nhambu’s life as she searches for her father.

Title:America's Daughter (Dancing Soul Trilogy, #2)
Edition Language:English
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  • Re:Views

    If you enjoy an inspirational memoir, look no further than 'America's Daughter' by Maria Nhambu. She is a truly remarkable woman who travelled from Tanzania to America, where she was adopted by a moth...

  • Amy Day

    I love Nhambu and I love her book!!!Her life is filled with joy, sadness, growth, kindness and a total fascination with living every moment to its fullest. A beautiful woman through and through. ...

  • Stephen R.

    America’s Daughter is the second book in the Dancing Souls trilogy by Maria Nhambu. It’s an incredibly powerful tale of overcoming adversity that continues to highlight Maria Nhambu’s strengths ...

  • Monica Reents

    It’s difficult to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, but Maria Nhamba shares her life so beautifully in her memoir. Allowing her readers to view what she went through as she came to adjust to l...

  • Grady

    Entering – and adjusting to – America. Valuable insights for allAuthor Maria Nhambu initiated her three-part autobiography trilogy with AFRICA’S CHILD – an extraordinarily superb book that ope...

  • Grady

    Entering – and adjusting to – America. Valuable insights for allAuthor Maria Nhambu initiated her three-part autobiography trilogy with AFRICA’S CHILD – an extraordinarily superb book that ope...

  • Ground Breaking

    Wow! What a life, what a blessing! I am marveling at the remarkable journey of this biracial woman who was born in Tanzania, who got educated by the Roman Catholic nuns over there, and later was adopt...

  • Red Apple

    This story narrates the life of the author, Maria Nhambu- an orphaned mixed race Tanzanian woman, adopted by her American teacher, herself barely older than Maria. In the author’s words, this is ‘...

  • Cup and Saucer

    Maria Nhambu's account of her adjustment to life in America after an awful childhood in an orphanage in Tanzania was compelling and moving. Struggling for acceptance in her new home, she encountered i...

  • Didgeri Did

    Coming of age novel triumphant in the worldwide success of America's Daughter. Mixed race woman revered as an author for her non-fiction storytelling. Born in Tanzania in Africa, raised in a poor part...