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Out of America

A Black Man Confronts Africa
Cover of Out of America, A Black Man Confronts Africa, orange silhouette of map of Africa on reddish wood grain

Nothing in Keith Richburg’s long and respected journalistic career at The Washington Post prepared him for what he would encounter as the paper’s correspondent in Africa.

He found a continent where brutal murder had become routine, where dictators and warlords silenced dissent with machine guns and machetes, and where starvation had become depressingly common.

With a great deal of personal anguish, Richburg faced a difficult question: If this is Africa, what does it mean to be an African American? Read more about Out of America