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Song Yet Sung by James McBride
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Aug 14, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, race-ethnic-studies, history
Read from August 14 to 21, 2010

I picked this book up in a neat little bookstore in Easton, MD on Maryland's Eastern Shore. During a trip to this region we visited several sites associated with Harriet Tubman and her underground railroad. James McBride says in the author's notes that on a trip to this region and visit to Tubman's birthplace (which I also saw) this novel was born. The main character, Liz, has many of the personal traits of Tubman and like her was a runaway slave. This story raises the question as to who is really free as runaway black slaves, blacks who help the whites, white slave owners, white slave traders and alot of white folks who simply accept slavery as a given in different ways contend against and with one another to find freedom from their outer shackles and their inner demons. The plot is so complex it can't be easily summarized, but trust me it is a great read.
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