A new book explains West African travel from A to Z and guides the reader on how to fly to West Africa for free or very cheaply and to trace their roots back to their specific ethnic group, using reliable DNA technology and the traditional methods. It also gives a West African history lesson.
The following is an announcement from James E. White and Jean-Gontran Quenum:
Trenton, NJ, May 26, 2004 -- James E. White, Esq., an African-American attorney, and Jean-Gontran Quenum, a West African businessman, have written a new book called ROOTS RECOVERED! The How To Guide for Tracing African-American and West Indian Roots Back to Africa and Going There FOR FREE OR ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET. Roots Recovered is a travel guide unlike any other. Not only does it tell you how to fly to Africa for free or very cheaply, it guides the reader on how to trace your roots back to your specific tribal grouping utilizing a combination of traditional genealogy methods, the Internet and DNA technology.
Roots Recovered also contains bullets of information that range from African history, psychology, obtaining passports and visas to very specific country information. However, unlike other African travel books, the purpose of Roots Recovered is to use African travel as a vehicle to open the door for understanding our psychology, history and to develop a positive Black self-concept for future growth. Roots Recovered is the guide for anyone of African descent who wants to travel to Africa.
Roots Recovered can now be purchased directly at the author's website at www.rootsrecovered.com or from major outlets such as amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and cushcity.com. It is also available from any bookstore via special order.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
James E. White
James is an African American who obtained his undergraduate degree from Howard University and his law degree from New York Law School. James met his co-author, Jean, when Jean hired James for a legal matter. The two fast became good friends, and together they have traveled extensively in West Africa, on and off the beaten path. Together they have crossed country borders by land and by air, experienced power outages, and have stayed in tourist hotels and inexpensive local lodgings. James was eventually married in Senegal West Africa in a traditional ceremony, and his first child was born there. Furthermore, James has utilized DNA technology and traced his roots to the Mende people of Sierra Leone and the Fulani people of Guinea. He is an African art enthusiast and has a penchant and knowledge of African history and culture and regularly travels there.
Jean-Gontran is an African who is a native of the Republic on Benin and a citizen of France. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Benin and his MBA from Portiere University in France. Jean is a businessman whose dealings in telecommunications, real estate and farming have taken him all over West Africa and other parts of the continent. He has avidly collected African art, and this has taken him to remote areas in search of the best deals. James’ first trip to Africa was with Jean-Gontran in which Jean-Gontran showed him the tourist side and the native side of travel and living in Africa.
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