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Deep Are the Roots: Memoirs of a Black Expatriate
by Gordon Heath
introduction by Doris Abramson
University of Massachusetts Press
Paper: 978-1-55849-020-8

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In these pages we meet a man, meet him as a child, an actor in training, an actor in performance. We meet a black man born in the United States in 1918 who fashioned a life for himself that kept him mostly abroad, mostly in Paris. Gordon Heath can be counted among such distinguished black expatriates as Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin. Their names have been written larger than his in the record books, but with the publication of his memoirs Gordon Heath moves from footnote status to deserved inclusion in the text itself.

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