A Man From Another Land: How finding my roots changed my life
The Immigrant Magazine proudly announces the debut of “A Man From Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life,” a book authored by award-winning actor/philanthropist Isaiah Washington and Lavaille Lavette. The book chronicles Washington’s journey to discovering his maternal ancestry to the Mende and Temne people of Sierra Leone, West Africa.
A VIP cover reveal and book signing is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. The location is the exclusive Oasis Prime Rib Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA.
Washington, the first African American to be granted dual citizenship based solely on DNA testing, will be available for interviews and to discuss how this experience has changed his life. “I’ve found home and discovered my life’s purpose,” said Washington. “My life has changed drastically. I realize that all of my experiences have led me to this time and place to fulfill this destiny – to be a warrior for my people.”
He will share the trials and triumphs associated with the pursuit of this new-found passion. Since his discovery, Washington founded The Gondobay Manga Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of the people of Sierra Leone, through education, healthcare and economic development. He is also committed to improving the lives of mankind worldwide. Washington has vowed to spend the rest of his life educating the world about the science and the blessing of DNA testing, which he said is the answer to a lot of humanity’s social ills.
Venue: Oasis Prime Rib Restaurant
3310 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90305-2322
Time: 8pm prompt
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Congrat Washington. I’m still trying to find my African roots and go back. Very inspirational.1st May 2011