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Born August 11, 1921 in Ithica New York and died February 10, 1992. My sister’s godfather’s uncle, he is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (one of my personal favorites detailing growth and evolution).

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.