Friday, March 27, 2009

The Other Side of the Coin

Blonde Roots Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Interesting take on slavery: what if Europeans had been enslaved by Africans. The main character was interesting and, while ultimately, slavery is horrific regardless of the origin of the enslavers, perhaps whites who are marginally sympathetic to the horrors suffered by blacks can become more apologetic and sorrowful for atrocious deeds done by one human being to another. I fear, however, that these marginally sympathetic types will only have greater antipathy toward blacks by seeing them in this role.

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