Home Bound: An Uprooted Daughter's Reflections on Belonging (MP3 CD)

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Home Bound: An Uprooted Daughter's Reflections on Belonging By Vanessa A. Bee, Vanessa A. Bee (Read by), Sean Crisden (Read by) Cover Image
By Vanessa A. Bee, Vanessa A. Bee (Read by), Sean Crisden (Read by)

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This book genuinely feels like home to me. The writing is lyrical and yet crisp as Vanessa A. Bee takes us through her family lineage in Cameroon, her adoption, life in Europe and building a life in the States, her young marriage and divorce, religious awakening and distancing and the eventual new definition of the word home. The central question of who we are gets an incredible perspective in this book.

— Hannah


In this memoir of identity and discovery, Vanessa A. Bee explores the way we define "home" and "belonging"--from her birth in Yaound , Cameroon, to her adoption, to experiencing housing insecurity in Europe and her eventual immigration to the US. After her parents' divorce, Vanessa traveled with her mother to Lyon and later to London, eventually settling in Reno, Nevada, as a teenager, right around the financial crisis and the collapse of the housing market. At twenty, still a practicing evangelical Christian and newly married, Vanessa applied to and was accepted by Harvard Law School, where she was one of the youngest members of her class. There, she forged a new belief system, divorced her husband, left the church, and pursued a career in economic justice upon graduation. Vanessa's upbringing has caused her to grapple for years with foundational questions such as: What is home? Is it the country we're born in, the body we possess, or the name we were given and that identifies us? Is it the house we remember most fondly, the social status assigned to us, or the ideology we forge? What defines us and makes us uniquely who we are? Vanessa tackles these timeless questions thematically and unpacks the many layers that contribute to and condition our understanding of ourselves and of our place in the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212368414
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Language: English