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Blonde roots

Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.)
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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