Author Wayne Rudolph Davidson Uses Family History To Highlight Social Injustices in New Book

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‘Discombobulation’ traces author’s lineage through lens of American history.

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It is with this knowledge that readers may form their own conclusions and come to seek social upheaval.

In “Discombobulation: When Clans Collide under the Influence of Urban Renewal, Baby Boomers, Knuckleheads, and Stupidville” (published by Abbott Press), Wayne Rudolph Davidson employs his family genealogy to uncover the layers of African-American life in the latter half of the 20th and early 21st century. Davidson covers a wide breadth of social issues that continue to affect African-American lives, such as civil disturbance, police brutality and the short life expectancy of African-American males.

In what Kirkus Reviews calls a “cautionary tale marred by drugs, violence, anger issues, and infidelity,” Davidson constructs personal experiences as an aid which can be used as a magnifying glass; the context and details given under the examination of these stories provides tangibility to the supporting data and helps the reader recognize how these social injustices are interwoven into American society. It is with this knowledge that readers may form their own conclusions and come to seek social upheaval.

An excerpt from: “Discombobulation”:

Understanding the institution of family is important, but for African Americans to achieve the American dream there must be a shift from a collective focus to an individual focus. Once there is discovery of one’s own talent, gift or aspiration then share the harvest of discovery with the African American community so it too can prosper and contribute to the global community.

By Wayne Rudolph Davidson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 508 pages | ISBN 9781458219138
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 508 pages | ISBN 9781458219121
E-Book | 508 pages | ISBN 9781458219145
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Wayne Rudolph Davidson, a research analyst, earned a doctoral degree in management and organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix. He is also the author of “When Clans Collide: The Germination of Adam’s Family Tree through Surname, Life Experience and DNA” and “Manufacturing African American Self-Employment in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.” He and wife, Bertha, have four girls and one granddaughter. More information can be found at

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