Blonde Roots (Paperback)
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Short Description for Blonde Roots A provocative novel that upends the history of the transatlantic slave trade,"Blond Roots" reverses and reexamines notions of savagery and civilization asit follows a young woman's journey to freedom.
- Published: 05 January 2010
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781594484346 ISBN 10: 1594484341
- Sales rank: 462,042
Full description for Blonde Roots
The most provocative debut novel of the year, "a dizzying satire" ("The New Yorker") that "boldly turns history on its head" ("Elle"). What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom. A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas, "Blonde Roots" is a genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel.