This memoir by an American journalist explores how entrenched notions of self, family, and tribalism dictate human behavior in our modern world. Salome's work as a foreign correspondent, reporting from such places as Belfast, Kabul, Bosnia and Somalia, provided him with a unique perspective on the role nationalism and tribalism play in conflicts around the globe. While sweeping in its scope, the work bears witness to one man's examination of his familial roots and ethnicity, and the ways in which tribalism is found lurking under his own roof. It includes 26 personal photos, as well as maps to familiarize readers with some of the world's most misunderstood and volatile regions.
Louis J. Salome won numerous awards during his 35-year tenure as a newspaper reporter and editor. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.