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Feb 14, 2011

Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo

I just finished reading Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo. It was one of those books that you either immediately get into or cant finish. To me it was one that I read in a single sitting. I loved it. It was a role reversal of the slave trade. Instead of being taken from Afrika the slaves came from Europa. It was a story of
the life of the slave "Doris" renamed "Omorenomwara" by her slave master; it starts from her wanting to escape back to her family; after years in slavery. Throughout the book there are flashbacks to the past to when she was taken from her home, her first masters, her pain and her quest to freedom. Their was also a part of the book that was from the masters point of view as well.
It was written quite well and had parts that had you laughing, gasping, and crying. I honestly enjoyed it. In regards to the role reversals, it might have just been me but it was difficult when hearing about the travel in the ship and the treatment of the slaves to not picture what actually happened instead of the imaginary reversal of roles.

Highly Recommended.

Feb 8, 2011

So many movies so little time.

I have recently been blessed/cursed with no cable at my home. Cursed because sadly I have been missing episodes of my favorite shows blessed because it has given me the opportunity to go to Redbox and rent a bunch of movies.

Soon I'll take time to post all my new movie reviews.