A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

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A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

  • Title: A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life
  • Author: Isaiah Washington Lavaille Lavette
  • ISBN: 9781599953182
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover



In this inspirational memoir, Grey s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington explains how filling in the gaps of his past led him to discover a new passion helping those less fortunate DNA testing revealed that Washington was descended from the Mende people, who today live in Sierra Leone For many people, the story would end with the results of the search for Isaiah, it had juIn this inspirational memoir, Grey s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington explains how filling in the gaps of his past led him to discover a new passion helping those less fortunate DNA testing revealed that Washington was descended from the Mende people, who today live in Sierra Leone For many people, the story would end with the results of the search for Isaiah, it had just begun Discovering his roots has given him a new purpose, to lead an inspirational life defined by faith and charity.After visiting Sierra Leone, and researching the country and its needs, Washington forged a strong relationship with the Mende people, and was inducted as Chief Gondobay Manga in May 2006 He established The Gondobay Manga Foundation to institute many improvements suggested by the country s people, addressing educational concerns, practical issues road building, water supply, and electricity , and rehabilitative projects.Dual citizenship has been a dream of African Americans such as W.E.B DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X, but Washington became the first to realize that honor in 2008 A twofold milestone, it was also the first time an African president granted citizenship based on DNA.


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I received this book for free as part of a Good Reads giveaway. I must admit I do not watch much television and have not seen any of Isaiah Washington’s movies. Thus, I am not familiar with him as an actor, but only as an author – a very good one. In his book, Mr. Washington recounts how he was adrift until, by chance, he was given a DNA test and learned that he is descended from two tribes in Sierra Leone. This knowledge changed him, gave him a sense of belonging, and set him on a quest to [...]

I just finished reading Isaiah Washington's A MAN FROM ANOTHER LAND! He made me laugh, cry, mad, sad, dream, hope, believe. He made me SEE! DNA has memory!!!The book is a transparent testimony of Isaiah's journey through life as a man, actor, activist, humanitarian, and child of God. ♥ After reading this enthralling testimony all I can say is: I WANT MY AFRICAN DNA TEST NOW!!! I want to know my African self NOW!! Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month ~ NOW! Read his book & you'll fee [...]

Autobiography of Isaiah Washington and his search for his roots.Takes Mr. Washington on a fascinating journey, learning about his ancestors and the past. He finds not only his roots but his calling, as well as a new country. His loves, his aspirations and his accomplishments. Mr. Washington accomplishes what many others dream of. He has found his past, and in so doing, he finds his future. He works to improve the future of man. Some nice photo's in this book also.

DNAI am a big fan of Isaiah Washington from TV to movies so I was excited to read his memoir for a chance to get to know the man behind the acting. In this memoir, “A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life,” Washington chronicles his journey, struggles, and triumphs. It’s not often that you “feel” a book, but in these pages, readers can feel.Thought provoking and compelling, “A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life” is a memoir I can easil [...]

I really liked this book. Not just because this is my cousin, but the content gives light to an adventure he has taken that seem to awaken him to something more than just our family tree.

When I was in college, I spent a summer on a work camp in Moyamba, Sierra Leone. It was through a program called Crossroads Africa. About a dozen American and Canadian college students joined forces with young Africans to start construction on a high school.As we worked together, we shared stories of our lives. I remember how joyous the young Africans were. I loved dancing on the weekends, at large get-togethers with everyone from toddlers to grandparents dancing together. The joyousness and kin [...]

So, this is my second review for this memoir because some one made a really bad comment on my previous review. So this time I am going to stay on the point and tell you what I think about the memoir.Well, it started out nice, but I wanted to know more about his teen years. It sounded entertaining and exciting, hence I am a teenager. So, to me this memoir was not entertaining to read. If you are over 18 and like to get up in people's business, this is stuff you might want to try. This author does [...]

So many things are compelling about Isaiah Washington's life story, but in reflecting on this book the thing that strikes me the most is his unwavering commitment to connecting with his African roots while experiencing a double standard in the media that cannot be separated from those same roots (one notes that Mr. Washington said an intemperate word on set in the middle of a heated argument with another actor and received the entertainment industry's shunning, while Donald Trump went on to ques [...]

3.5 out of 5. "A Man From Another Land," has opened my mind in new dimensions. It came at the perfect time in my life shortly after reading the life changing "Autobiography of Malcolm X," I am now buoyed up even more to trace and find my roots as I am on my own personal path to self discovery in this world and for one to move forward they must know who they are, and where they are coming from if they are to delve successfully into the future. I too am a woman from another land determined to fulf [...]

Isaiah Washington is quite candid. While I am still reading, it s an interesting and funny, at times, read. Can't wait to finish. So far he's has accomplished what many claim to pursue, true knowledge of African heritage & culture and the commitment to social responsibility.

Very enlightening. This title has made me start a search for my true self. Very good.

His work in Sierra Leone and how he got there is interesting, but a bit New Age for me. I think he's trying to revive his image/career.

If you’re interested in reading a modern memoir that spans everything from media-saturated modern Hollywood to genealogy to African life and history, this title may fit the bill.


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