Rilliantly written and extremely moving This book brings to life the horrors of slavery for those in bondage and those who own them as well as for the remainder of White society that cannot afford slaves This is the basis of America the remainder of White society that cannot afford slaves This is the basis of America past since 1619 from which we continue to suffer today I have kinfolk descended out of slavery from 17th 18th century Jamaica New York and others out of the Caribbean This book for Anglo Australian me is the book of the decade It is not a linear tale it spreads back into Africa and sideways across generations and through the plantation system the warping of those uality owners and their class of others in the class and caste system of slavery and in all the permutations of the ways in which the use and abuse of it marred and scarred the human beings chained to its machinations The magic of conduction as part of the many and varied ways in which the Underground Railway worked along with knowledge that there were those from the uality ranks itself who were part of the Underground all thrilling Memory as the key How marvellous and li great uality and delivery Haven t finished yet but it s a good read a page turner I loved this book to begin with my interest waned it s good read a page turner I loved this book to begin with but my interest waned the halfway mark From that point on it was inconsistent for me felt like it had lost its focus and some potentially interesting characters were not fully developed A slavery novel I cannot claim to understand Very nicely written But somehow pedestrian Slavery is bad African memories exist and become other things in the stories of America But I wonder about the the story featuring a white lady saviour without whom etc etc I don t know Perhaps I m being unfair But it doesn t follow that someone writing about slavery gets a free pass. His first home But to do so he must first master his uniue power and reclaim the story of his greatest lossPropulsive transcendent and blazing with truth The Water Dancer is a story of oppression and resistance separation and homecoming Ta Nehisi Coates imagines the covert war of an enslaved people in response to a generations long human atrocity a war for the right to life to kin to freedom One of the best books I have ever read in my entire life Right up there in the top five I was enthralled I was devastated I felt hope I felt gratitude I felt oy Ta Nehisi Coates is a magnificent writer Opr. ,

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I don t know what I expected from this book but I found it fell short So much praise from everyone that I thought it would be better You might not understand the intricacy in the first few chapters but the way this book has been weaved is so beautiful that insights will come forward as you read through This book will definitely make you uestion about the privileges people have this century I am not a black person living in US to understand the repercussions of slavery but it does emulate the situation a bit in the other parts of the world these days maybe not in the form of racism everywhere but has Shaped In A Different Way in a different way the form of sexism ageism homophobia classism and religious intoleranceThe story of Hiram is so fascinating and it gives you a glimpse of what slavery is what happens when you try to escape slavery how life is after the freedom they long for and what kind of sacrifices people had to make Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World just to stay alive To be wowed by the writings of an author is to acknowledge the triumph of storytelling through his hand Ta Nahisi Coates is a master craftsman plying his trade for the enjoyment of his readers and giving us all a revolutionary conduction that ties his Tasked story together To understand this of course you too need to be conducted and that is to say read the book There is no other way to understandust how exceptional this book is and how it affected my five star rating It is the first time I have wished for a ten star rating but even that would not suffice It is that good So do yourself a favour Read and be conducted This beautifully written book with a slave hiram taking maynard the with a slave Hiram taking Maynard the of the tobacco plantation for a ride in a horse drawn carriage across the br Great product This is a The unmissable debut novel by the critically acclaimed author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power a richly imagined and compulsively page turning ourney to freedomOPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK I haven t felt this way since I first read Beloved I wish Toni Morrison was alive to actually read this book She would be so proud OprahHiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won t discover until he is almost a man when he risks everything for a chance to escape One fateful decision will carry him away from his. Ell crafted and beautifully written novel It is a moving and engaging tale that keeps you invested in the narrator s story The horrors of slavery are well documented but this is a new voice bringing a new perspective with vivid imagery and often wistful prose I ve thought for a while that one of the most honest films ever made about the subject of slavery in America is uentin Tarantino s Django Even though the film is a fantasy much like Inglourious Basterds was the over the top depiction of the brutality of the slave system was in its essence completely trueHaving recently
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viewed Gone With The Wind President Trump clearly adores I m convinced that we need movies and books that present slavery as it actually was and not as apologists for the Confederacy want us to see itTa Nehisi Coates new novel is nothing at all like Django in the sense that it does not harp on the violence and brutality of plantation life in Virginia The lead character Hiram Walker is the son of the plantation s white owner and one of his slaves Throughout the book which Walker narrates he refers to the slave owner and his owner as my father Much of the story revolves around the destruction of Black families who were "sold off individually as property by slave ownersWhile there is little of the blood letting which Tarantino showed slavery is presented "off individually as property by slave ownersWhile there is little of the blood letting which Tarantino showed slavery is presented as a slow burning horror In the end one feels in addition to rage a very deep sense of sadness at the pointless cruelty of everyday live in the pre Civil War American South From start to finish there is not one false note Hi weaves his magic through time and space Coates voice is certain in every persona and throughout this narrative on the formation of the true soul of the United States in a metap Makeshift plantation family his formation of the true soul of the United States in a metap Makeshift plantation family his mother Thena a woman of few words and many secrets and his beloved angry Sophia and into the covert heart of the underground war on slaveryHidden amidst the corrupt grandeur of white plantation society exiled as guerrilla cells in the wilderness buried in the coffin of the deep South and agitating for utopian ideals in the North there exists a widespread network of secret agents working to liberate the enslaved Hiram oins their ranks and learns fast but in his heart he yearns to return to his own still enslaved family to topple the plantation that was. ,
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