TITLE

Choosing Exile: African Americans in Russia

AUTHOR(S)
Khanga, Yelena
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the experience of the author as an African American writer in Russia. She spoke of the exile of African American intellectuals in Russia. Most of these intellectuals went to the Soviet Union in search of a place where racism does not exist, still prevalent in the U.S. in the 1930s. Health care was free and education was free, and there were lots of things that African Americans benefited from in the Soviet society, and, on the other side, people generally became interested in Africa and in African American culture.
ACCESSION #
19425513

 

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