Blonde Roots: From the Booker prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other
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The slave trade includes the capture of the heroine, a white northern British farm worker torn away from her loving, poor family. She is also a literary critic for the national newspapers such as the Guardian and Independent and has judged many literary awards including the National Poetry Competition, TS Eliot Prize, Orange First Novel Award and the Next Generation Poet's List. singing music hall songs about being lazy, lying, conniving, cowardly, ignorant, sexually repressed buffoons.
Con uno stile scorrevole e una satira pungente, Bernrdine Evaristo porta alla luce tutta la sofferenza del popolo africano, che, nonostante siano passati più di trecento anni, è ancora vittima di pregiudizi e ahimé di fenomeni di razzismo.Slavers had just arrived or were getting ready to set sail for the various coasts of Europa: the Coal Coast, the Cabbage Coast, the Tin Coast, the Corn Coast, the Olive Coast, the Tulip Coast, the Wheat Coast, the Grape Coast, the Influenza Coast and the Cape of Bad Luck. Frank’s dextrous carpenter’s hands roamed so expertly over the contours of my back and limbs that my deadened body was resensitised and reshaped into a work of art. Her verse novel The Emperor's Babe was adapted into a BBC Radio 4 play in 2013 and her novella Hello Mum was broadcast as a Radio 4 play in 2012. As a rare literate slave, Doris enjoys a privileged position in her master's house, but she snatches a chance to ride Londolo's Underground Railroad -- the city's abandoned subway system -- out of the glamorous "Chocolate City" and into the seedy "Vanilla Suburbs.
Va altresì notato che, per via della sua posizione nella scala evolutiva, il Negro è anche assai Sensibile e capace di Grande Profondità di Sentimento. In the first section, Doris Scagglethorpe tells of her childhood, which was broadly happy, though poor (a cabbage-farming family of serfs) and how, aged 10, she was captured, enslaved, transported, and renamed Omorenomwara. A premissa do livro é muito boa (uma escravatura ao contrário, em que os brancos são os escravizados) e as primeiras páginas prometem. In fact, in describing much of the European slave experience, the author borrowed from documented African slave experiences.The Prologue statement is sobering: “remembering the 10-12 million Africans taken to Europe and the Americas as slaves. Blonde Roots brings the shackles and cries of long-ago barbarity uncomfortably close and raises timely questions about the society of today.
As a "fully paid up member of the most loathed race in the history of the world," Doris admits that she has "image issues. In the reverse-image past that Evaristo imagines, civilized Africans have built a vibrant culture and economy by capturing primitive Europeans and using them as slaves. Deep down I knew that the slave traders were never going to give up their cash cow," Doris tells us. The perceptions of beauty are completely subverted (which itself serves to satirize the absurd fads of the contemporary fashion industry) so that blonde, thin and blue-eyed is ugly, while the darker, larger and more bangled is beautiful.She is going through many experiences as slave, from being a sort of always-smiling friend to a spoiled daughter of a slave master to working on a sugarcane plantation and being whipped almost to death. What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? Bernardine is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London, and President of the Royal Society of Literature. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London, and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature.