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Hidden Commonalities describes the many cultural groups within the black race. The group consists of Africans and descendants of enslaved Africans, who were brought to the Americas such as North and South America, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world due to chattel slavery. This book explains how these groups are connected because of a history of oppression. Hidden Commonalities explores the conflicts that have emerged among these groups because of different historical experiences and environments. This book attempts to create black solidarity by sharing our commonalities through cuisine, music and dance. Hidden Commonalities attempts to erase stereotypes that Africans and Africans of the diaspora hold against each other and empower them by celebrating their rich history and contributions worldwide.

About the Author...

Saye Carrie-Sonie Leneus (née Cooper) was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY of Liberian parentage. Throughout Saye’s life she lived in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina. As a result, of living in different regions of the United States, Saye developed an understanding of diversity and cultural competence. Saye holds a Bachelors in Arts and Sciences. Saye’s focus is in diversity, social justice, African and African diaspora studies, and Black/African natural hair. Her hobbies are, writing, singing, and dancing. Saye likes music, cooking, and reading books. Saye also enjoys traveling. Saye is a wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend.