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Writer Eddy L. Harris.

Writer Eddy L. Harris. Like many African Americans, Harris felt a kinship to the continent of his ancestors. He went to Africa, traveled throughout the continent, and came away feeling disillusioned and feeling that he was not an African at heart after all. He's written about his journey in the new book, "Native Stranger" (published by Simon and Schuster). Harris' earlier book was the critically acclaimed "Mississippi Solo."

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Other segments from the episode on February 12, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 12, 1992: Interview with Eddy L. Harris; Interview with Nik Cohn; Review of Craig Smith's album "The Motets of Heinrich Schutz."

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