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Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
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Mar 26, 2011

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Read from August 08 to 11, 2011

A lot of books are categorized as fiction and within the pages is pure fiction so much so the readers are instantly aware that a lot of the things written therein are simply fairy tales. However, no one can say that Bernice McFadden's novel Glorious, can be misconstrued as a fairy tale. The main character, Easter Bartlett's life was far from a bed of roses. Her life started to deteriorate when her sister was raped by a gang of white boys/men who were never prosecuted for their crime and it all culminated when she was accused of plagarizing the writing of a woman whom she worked for, when it was the exact opposite. Easter was clearly a strong black woman, and her ability to constantly move on after others did her wrong or treated her like a dog, is the testament to that strength. Bernice McFadden certainly did a good job with this novel. Worth a read if you are interested in novels about African American struggle and the Harlem Renaissance.
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