The New Yorker best-selling author of the “This Will Be My Undoing” Morgan Jerkins is back with her new book, “Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots.” It is going to release on 4 August 2020. She has been complimented as “One of the smartest young writers of her generation” by Book Riot.
Morgan Jerkins is the ZORA’s senior editor as well as a visiting assistant professor at Columbia University’s School of Art. The book “This Will Be My Undoing” was her debut easy collection, which won the heart of the readers. She lives in New York. Her debut book has essay collection on feminism, black history, and racism from her own experience. Her previous works have been praised and featured in The New Yorker, The Vogue, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, and many more.
Jerkin’s Wandering in Strange lands is all about the period from the 1900s when Americans migrated from the rural houses of the North to cities of South for the job. The book tells the story of her journey that reveals the secret of American’s migration from Northern to Southern and the displacement of black people across America. Morgan says Americans lost their connection from their roots and their identity. Traveling back to the origins knowing about the past and history about people who have been displaced in the journey, she has mentioned everything wisely in the book.
For writing this book, she interviewed people, went through the photos and hundreds of pages of transcription. She successfully traced back to 300 years. She found out the connecting link between Africans and Americans. This book is a time travel look of America from the past and the present, the legacy of one’s family, and the life of young black women from the perception of young, sharp, and curious girl Morgan Jerkins.