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Blonde roots

Blonde roots

Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
In an alternate world in which Africans enslaved Europeans, Doris, an Englishwoman, is captured and taken to the New World, where the hardships she endures as a slave are offset by dreams of escape and home.

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Genre/Form: Satire
Altrnative histories (Fiction.)
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Altrnative histories (Fiction)
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernardine Evaristo
ISBN: 9781594488634 1594488630 9780141031521 0141031522
OCLC Number: 233548554
Notes: Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2008.
Awards: Winner of Orange Youth Panel Prize 2009
Description: 269 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Oh Lord, take me home --
The gospel train --
It --
Daylight robbery --
Doklanda --
The middle passage --
Oh little miracle --
Where am I? --
The flame --
Humble origins--personal tragedy --
Some are more human than others --
Heart of grayness --
The saving of souls --
Sailing the seas of success --
The betrayal of kindness --
Oh sweet chariot --
Eeny meeny miny mo --
Justice is served (from The Flame) --
Paradise Island --
A balm in Gilead --
In my master's house --
Wade in the water.
Responsibility: Bernardine Evaristo.
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Presents an imaginative inversion of the transatlantic slave trade - in which 'whytes' are enslaved by black people. This title brings the shackles and cries of long-ago barbarity uncomfortably close  Read more...


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A hugely imaginative tale that invites important debates, challenging fundamental perceptions of race, culture and history * Independent on Sunday * This brilliant novel will fulfil [Evaristo's] Read more...

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