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  • Published: 20 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141917573
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Blonde Roots

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




A dazzlingly imaginative reversal of the slave trade, in which the Africans are the masters and the Europeans the slaves

Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris 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.

When she finally arrives on a strange tropical island, Doris discovers that she is, in fact, a pig-ugly savage with a brain the size of a pea, whose only purpose in life is to please her mistress. While experiencing the hardships of life in the sugarcane fields, she dreams of escape, of finding those she has loved and lost, and of returning home to her motherland, England . . .

  • Published: 20 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141917573
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the author of Lara, winner of the Emma Best Book Award in 1999, The Emperor's Babe and Soul Tourists. She is a former Poet in Residence at the Museum of London, and her work has been widely anthologized. She won a prestigious Arts Council Writers Award in 2000.

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