Paperback Blonde roots / Bernardine Evaristo.
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141031521 (pbk.) : 0141031522 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2008.
Imagine if the Transatlantic slave trade was reversed. Imagine Africans the masters and Europeans their slaves. Now meet young Doris, living in a sleepy English cottage. One day she is kidnapped and put aboard a slave ship bound for the New World.
260 p. : map ; 20 cm.
A Blak-Wyte version of 'Planet of the Apes'. Bitterly humorous, very brutal at times (Have your sick-bag handy!). Depicts slaves as non-people. Exuberant and inventive. Star rating: 4 out of 5 Recommend? Yes, but selectively