Blonde Roots: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

Blonde Roots: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

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ISBN13: 9780141031521
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Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris, from England, is playing hide-and-seek with her sisters in the fields behind their cottage. The next, someone puts a bag over her head and she ends up in the hold of a slave-ship sailing to the New World ...In this fantastically imaginative inversion of the transatlantic slave trade - in which 'whytes' are enslaved by black people - Bernardine Evaristo has created a thought-provoking satire that is as accessible and readable as it is intelligent and insightful. "Blonde Roots" brings the shackles and cries of long-ago barbarity uncomfortably close and raises timely questions about the society of today.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 272
Item Height 19 mm
Item Width 129 mm
Item Weight 200 Gram
Product Dimensions 129 x 19 x 196
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback | 272
Prizes Winner of Orange Youth Panel Prize 2009.

'A hugely imaginative tale that invites important debates, challenging fundamental perceptions of race, culture and history' Independent on Sunday 'This brilliant novel will fulfil [Evaristo's] purpose of making readers view the transatlantic slave trade with fresh eyes' The Times 'Reimagines past and present with refreshing humour and intelligence ... human and real' Guardian

Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of seven books and numerous other published works, spanning fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism and drama. She has won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize among many others and is a Member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, and an MBE.