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  • Published: 16 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241990360
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $27.99

Blonde Roots

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




A searing exploration of the transatlantic slave trade from the Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

Imagine if the transatlantic slave trade was reversed.Imagine Africans the masters and Europeans their slaves . . .

Now meet young Doris, living in a sleepy English cottage. One day she is kidnapped and put aboard a slave ship bound for the New World. On a strange tropical island, Doris is told she is an ugly, stupid savage. Her only purpose in life is to please her mistress. Then, as personal assistant to Bwana, Chief Kaga Konata Katamba I, she sees the horrors of the sugarcane fields. Slaves are worked to death under the blazing sun. But though she lives in chains, Doris dreams of escape - of returning home to England and those she loves . . .

  • Published: 16 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241990360
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $27.99

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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