Captivating Memoir “Kamala, The Motherland, and Me,” First Book to Profile America’s First and Only Black Woman Vice President on The World Stage – Set For July 23, 2024 Release

June 18 14:09 2024
Captivating Memoir "Kamala, The Motherland, and Me," First Book to Profile America’s First and Only Black Woman Vice President on The World Stage - Set For July 23, 2024 Release

WASHINGTON – June 18, 2024 – Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, a distinguished Ghanaian American political journalist and advocate, announces the forthcoming release of his highly anticipated memoir, “Kamala, The Motherland, and Me” — the first literary work to profile America’s historic first Black woman Vice President on a historic journey to Africa.

Scheduled for publication on July 23, 2024, this captivating memoir promises to challenge assumptions, inspire change, and offer a fresh perspective on U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, the continent of Africa and the power that comes with being the first Black-American to serve as Vice President of the United States.

With visits to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, “Kamala, The Motherland, and Me” chronicles Dr. Quartey’s remarkable journey aboard Air Force Two covering Vice President Harris during her nine-day visit to the continent of Africa. Through personal anecdotes, astute political analysis, and transparent narrative, Dr. Quartey invites readers to delve into Vice President Harris’s leadership, disrupt commonly held myths about Africa’s global significance, and explore the intersections of race, and gender.

In this memoir, Dr. Quartey provides unique insights into pressing social and economic issues, human rights discussions, the complexities of Black identity and connection to the African Diaspora. He challenges readers to reconsider preconceptions, engage in critical examination of media representation and envision a more equitable future for all.

Dr. Quartey’s personal narrative, coupled with his experience in journalism and advocacy, offers readers an opportunity to embrace diversity, challenge assumptions and inspire positive change in society. Beyond that, this memoir is the first book to profile America’s first and only Black woman Vice President on the world stage.

Kamala, The Motherland, and Me” is a beacon of hope in an era of political polarization and cultural division in an increasingly multi-heritage society.


Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey is a political journalist, Pepperdine University professor and prominent convener in the fields of dialogue and social change. Born into a Ghanaian American family, Dr. Quartey holds a doctoral degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship and changes from Pepperdine University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in critical approaches to leadership from the University of Southern California.

Throughout his career, he has been featured on various media outlets, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, CNN, NewsNation, SiriusXM, and TheGrio and as a daily news anchor for FOX Broadcasting and FOX SOUL. He currently serves as host of “A More Perfect Union” radio talk show and podcast produced by KBLA Talk 1580, owned and operated by Tavis Smiley.

Before returning to his passion for political journalism, for over a decade Dr. Quartey had been actively engaged in policy advocacy efforts on issues ranging from civil and human rights to childhood obesity to senior issues. These experiences have been foundational to Dr. Quartey’s distinctive approach to political journalism where he aspires to humanize leaders, listens for teachable moments, cautionary tales, and challenges underlying assumptions.

Kamala, The Motherland, and Me” is available for pre-order through major online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble and booksellers nationwide. Visit: for more information.


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