April 13, 2024


“True Names: Four Generations of My Afro Appalachian Family”

by Malaiko Adero

Prolific author, agent and magazine publisher, Malaiko Adero has her own personal story to share. Born of “Afrolachian” ancestry, her people came from the mountains of Tennessee. In “True Names,” she weaves together a story of four generations of Black families who shared the Southern Appalachian experience. There they faced transgressions and discrimination because of the color of their skin. Through it all, they maintained their culture and traditions. Adero’s painstaking research and attention to detail has produced this gift to the historical canon.