About the Book
In Sankofa: An Uncommon Life Peggy S. Zabriskie chronicles her adventurous, world-travelling life, beginning in middle America, segueing to life in the exotic hinterland of Ghana, West Africa, and culminating as a world-traveling diplomat with the State Department of the United States of America, ultimately savouring over sixty far-flung countries. The author’s engaging story offers rare and telling glimpses into the internal machinations of the US diplomatic corps and into her personal life, that touched presidents and AIDS victims, as well as her professional experiences in embassies in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Her grounding and character, exemplified by the Ghanaian Sankofa bird of her adopted second home, shine through in everything she experiences along the way. More than that, however, this book offers the reader a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the life of a small-town girl from humble beginnings in America, who grew to become the strong-willed, globe-trotting professional we meet on the page – a woman whose compassion and integrity make her unafraid to repeatedly take a stand for justice. Sankofa: An Uncommon Life, a warm, experienced, and intriguing read, is a vibrant tale of an exceptional life’s journey.