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News Organization: AFRICANA.COM
He wrote of life as an African and as an American and was editor-in-chief of the Web site africana.com. He was in Kenya on an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant, researching and writing about Africa's young people, when he was killed in a car accident Sept. 11. Born in California, he was the son of a Congolese rebel leader and an African-American woman from Detroit and was raised in the United States and Africa. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University Journalism School, his book, "Kinship: A Family's Journey in Africa and America" showed, The New York Times noted, "that being a citizen of two starkly different worlds could sometimes mean belonging to neither." He was 31.