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James White

Ewing, United States


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I wrote a book called "Roots Recovered, The How To Guide For Tracing Your Roots Back To Africa And Going There For Free Or On A Shoestring Budget".

"Roots Recovered" is a travel guide unlike any other. Roots Recovered 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 Black 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. Not only does the book 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.

It has received rave reviews and generated great interest since its release in January 2004 and was featured on the Tavis Smiley Show on National Public Radio. Besides appearing on the Tavis Smiley show I have also been featured on numerous radio shows such as Africa meets Africa with Angelique Shofar on Pacifica Radio in Washington D.C.; on WHUR The Caribbean Experience in Washington D.C., on Radio One in North Dartmouth Massachusetts and WKGO Radio San Francisco on the number one rated travel talk show John Hamilton On the Go WHAT Talk Radio Philadelphia, WURD Talk Radio Philadelphia and WJMH 102 JAMZ Radio Greensboro North Carolina.

The book was selected for the DiverCity Book of the Month Club March 2004 as well as featured on The University of South Florida Africana Heritage website, the Boston Globe, the Westside Gazette; October Gallery's Paint Magazine; The Trentonian; Cream Magazine; Kitchen Table News; Rolling Out Urban Style Weekly; The Washington Informer; CN8 News on the Comcast Television Network, as well as many other internet and media outlets in the United States and Europe.

I also appeared at the TransAfrica Writer's Forum workshop and book signing in Washington, D.C. and he delivered a lecture on the topic of African travel, history and tracing your roots at the Herkhuti African Enlightenment Council's Free Your Mind Lecture Series at the public library in Albany, N.Y.and a book signing and lecture at the Hue-Man Bookstore in New York City. Additionally I appeared in Columbus Ohio with Dr. Rick Kittles of African Ancestry, who is the pioneer of African DNA tracing, at an event sponsored by the Young Professionals Association of the Columbus Urban League and on the radio show Just About Books Talk Show on Harambee Radio with the Internet talk show diva Cheryl Robinson.

I also have a law degree and practiced law for a few years. I also have a business called Global Trade Pro at for all those interested in international trade send me a message.

Interests: Public speaking, seminars about African Travel and tracing one's roots. I also do press releases, bios and pitch letters for writers.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


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  • "Roots Recovered, The How To Guide For Tracing Your Roots Back To Africa And Going There For Free Or On A Shoestring Budget"