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Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
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Mar 21, 11

it was amazing
Read in March, 2011

I thought this was a fantastic, challenging book. Evaristo turns slavery on its head and investigates a world where Africans enslave Europeans and control the new world. Blonde Roots is an investigation of cultural values, how things would be the same and how they might be different. The book challenges the reader about what it means to be human, the bias with which we so easily fall into when viewing others who are different, and reminds us of the brutality and inhumanity that is human slavery. I'd highly suggest reading the easy-to-read, yet socially challenging book.

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