Ayana Haaruun publishes ‘From the South Side to South Africa’

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Highly informative book offers fresh outlook on several regions of South Africa

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BELLEVUE, Neb. – “From the South Side to South Africa” (published by Xlibris) is author Ayana Haaruun’s compilation of articles which details an African-American’s reflection and perception of Southern Africa. It addresses race, history, culture, gender issues, HIV and social class in a fresh, candid writing style.

From South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique to Malawi, this compilation of journals of travels offers a different and clear perspective on the cultures, politics and others aspects of the region. It contains articles that have been used as columns in the newspaper, The Chicago Defender, in late 2007.

“I believe the book will appeal to scholars, travel enthusiasts and African Americans,” the author explains, “the writing is well informed, candid, humorous, easy-to-read and intimate. The journalistic style helps readers feel that they are fully engaged in the author’s travels.

“From the South Side to South Africa” aims to have readers feel as if they have shared author Haaruun’s experience. It enlightens them about Southern Africa and strives to illuminate new perspectives of the issues the region is facing.

“From the South Side to South Africa”
By Ayana Haaruun
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781499079579
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781499079586
E-Book | 50 pages | ISBN 9781499079593
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ayana Haaruun is a media maker, consultant and college professor. An avid traveler, she writes about African diasporic cultures from a personal lens. A Chicago native, “From the South Side to South Africa” began as a syndicated weekly newspaper column, written while traveling in Southern Africa. Haaruun is also the author of “Original Beauty: Black Hair in Cyberspace,” an ethnographic book which offers a pioneering scholarly exploration of black hair culture on Youtube. Haaruun currently resides in Honolulu, HI.

Michael Arbagi is an archivist and historian currently living and working in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Specializing in political histories, Arbagi served as co-author and editor of this work.

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