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Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity

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Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity

The unique and beautifully written story of one multiracial woman’s journey of acceptance and identity that tackles the fraught topic of race in America.

Sil Lai Abrams always knew she was different, with darker skin and curlier hair than her siblings. But when the man who she thought was her dad told her the truth --- that her father was actually black --- her whole world was turned upside down.

Raised primarily in the Caucasian community of Winter Park, Florida, Abrams was forced to re-examine who she really was and struggle with her Caucasian, African American and Chinese identities. In her remarkable memoir, she shares this journey and how it speaks to a larger question: Why does race matter?

BLACK LOTUS is a story of acceptance and identity but it is also a dialogue on the complex topic of race in this country by an award-winning writer and inspirational speaker.

Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity
by Sil Lai Abrams

  • Publication Date: August 2, 2016
  • Genres: Cultural Studies, Memoir
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1451688466
  • ISBN-13: 9781451688467