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Blonde Roots (2008) [Novel]
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What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? And how would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers—and sometimes festers—today?

We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman who is kidnapped one day while playing hide-and-seek with her sisters in the fields near their home. She is subsequently enslaved and taken to the New World, as well as to the imperial center of Great Ambossa. She movingly recounts experiences of tremendous hardship and dreams of the people she’s left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom.

Original title: Blonde Roots
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsAlternate Histories
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And Multicultural

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Blonde Roots (2008)
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Language: English

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Blonde Roots (January 22, 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: 9781594488634
Pages: 288

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Blonde Roots (July 31, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN: 9780241143858
Pages: 272

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