Thursday 14 August 2008

Trading places

Blonde Roots, by Bernardine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton Ltd)

The second cartoon review from Jay Bernard - following her ‘draw-up’ of Gift Songs by John Burnside as part of CW coverage of the 2007 Forward Poetry Prizes - looks at Blonde Roots, a novel that turns history on its head by imagining Africans were the slave-owners of their European counterparts during the slave trade.

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