First and foremost, I selected this book because I LOVE biographical essays and I love them even more than they are composed into a collection, a book all there own.
All the Colors We Will See is eloquent and composed, Patrice gently weaves her story with biblical stories and teachings, weaves her story into her understanding of history. Patrice recounts her life as a young girl growing up as the daughter of Jamaican Immigrants in Anchorage, Alaska. She discovers the struggles of growing up black in America, her reconciling her Indian heritage. Although we may identify with a specific portion of our heritage this culture may not so quickly identify it with us.
I’m deeply moved by her essay An Abundance of Impossible Things, a reflection on Charleston while residing in nearby Charlotte. I’d attempt to summarize it for you but I know I couldn’t do it justice.
As a white woman, who grew up in the south, Patrice has provided me a new lens to see the world with. All the Colors We Will See is an opportunity to open your eyes. A new icon with which to view and understand the gospel and what it provides.
I can’t recommend this book enough, deeply personal, written with wisdom and grace. You too will be entranced by Patrice’s writing.
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