All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way

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From an Alaskan childhood to life as a newlywed in South Africa, author Patrice Gopo meditates on the ways that we are, for better and for worse, shaped by the places we are from and by the family trees that precede us. How, Gopo asks, can we balance remembering family histories and legacies with the desire to write our own story and history? Central to her work are challenging questions regarding race and identity as she relays her personal experiences as a Jamaican-Indian child in Alaska and later as a black woman looking for a sense of community.

This is a thoughtful, introspective work written in a poetic style that provokes questions of what it means to belong to both a family and a wider cultural heritage. Readers with similar histories will relate to the challenges Gopo shares, while readers who have less in common will appreciate the sensitivity with which she tackles issues of belonging and community. Skillfully written, Gopo’s book provides an insightful and hope-filled look into how we are shaped into who we are, and it inspires us to ask who we may become.


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Author Patrice Gopo
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Publish Date 2018-Aug-07
ISBN 9780785216483
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Issue September 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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