'Beyond Myself' follows Dennis’ transformation to world citizen with many missteps along the way as she struggles to navigate an interracial, cross-cultural relationship.
FT MYERS, Fla. (PRWEB) May 02, 2015
Anita Katherine Dennis was a college student in the 1960s hoping to learn about the various peoples of the world. Unbeknownst to her, she would soon be living out her interest as she falls in love with and eventually marries her anthropology professor – a hereditary African chief.
Dennis tells the exciting story of her life as she plays the role of “chief’s wife” in her new autobiography, “Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief” (published by WestBow Press), which follows her journey from an Ohio farm to a remote tribal village in Liberia, West Africa.
In this narrative, her husband takes her to visit his Mende and Gbandi people, reconnecting with them after his 23-year absence. After subsequent visits to Liberia, she lives in his village for a year as a chief’s wife and lay missionary – facing numerous challenges there.
"Beyond Myself” follows Dennis’ transformation to world citizen with many missteps along the way as she struggles to navigate an interracial, cross-cultural relationship while Liberia is torn asunder by a military coup and years of violent civil war.
By Anita Katherine Dennis
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781490859576
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781490859552
E-Book | 298 pages | ISBN 9781490859569
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About the Author
Anita Katherine Dennis has her bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in anthropology from the University of Michigan-Flint. She was married to an African chief and was accepted into his tribe in 1972. She lived in a village in Liberia from 1983 to 1984. Her autobiography, “Beyond Myself,” chronicles her time as the wife of a chief and her experiences in Liberia.
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