• African Influences on American Culture
Eddy Harris

Eddy Harris on Teaching American Culture and Images

11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2007
Room 1

Eddy L. Harris, author, spent his formative years in Harlem, New York before relocating to suburban Saint Louis. He attended and graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School and Stanford University. Harris has served as a Visiting Writer in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis and as a faculty member in Goucher College's writing program. Harris lives in France where he is completing his current book.

“In Native Stranger, Harris concentrated on finding links between himself and the land of his forefathers.”Although I am not African, there is a line that connects that place with this one, the place we come from and the place we find ourselves," wrote Harris about the continent. He added, "I love this place and resent it at the same time, and Africa reciprocates, trapped as we both are in this middle ground somewhere between black and white, past and future."”

(Source: http://www.eddyharris.com/)

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