My Fathers' Daughter
A Story of Family and BelongingBook - 2009
In 2004, Hannah Pool knew more about next season's lipstick colors than she did about Africa: a beauty editor for The Guardian newspaper, she juggled lattes and cocktails, handbags and hangouts through her twenties just like any other beautiful, independent Londoner. Her white, English adoptive relatives were beloved to her and were all the family she needed. Contacted by relatives she didn't know she had, she decided to visit Eritrea, the war-torn African country of her birth, and answer for herself the daunting questions every adopted child asks. Imagine what it's like to never have seen another woman or man from your own family--to spend your life looking for clues in the faces of strangers. We all need to know why we were given up. What Hannah Pool learned on her journey forms a narrative of insight, wisdom, wit, and warmth beyond all expectations.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009, c2005
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 21 cm