A very interesting saga. You are given an example of what took place in the lives of those who were kidnapped from their villages and sold into slavery. One challenge right after another. It was excellent.
I really enjoyed the book and the narrator was excellent. In total, there were 3 parts but it did not feel like this took 18 hours. Time flies when you are having fun I guess.
This was an absolutely amazing story. I completely understand why it made Oprah's list. The narrator Adenrele Ojo made each character come to life, took me from one land to another, evoked emotion and helped me cross decades. Hill & Ojo made a great connection in this book.
What a fantastic book. The narrator's voice gave me the flavor of the African continent. The story was moving and very difficult to take to heart. It's hard to believe that one race could think it had the right to treat another race so inhumanely. It was extremely disturbing at times to read. The characters were well developed and so easy to relate to . What an undaunting strength Mina the main character possessed. Great read.
I enjoyed the semi-historical content of this book but to me seemed at times to be out of chronological dating.
This book made me sad, happy, proud, hopeful and aware of how strong "roots" can be and how at times they may keep you going.
Thought that this book would be a good companion read to BROTHER FISH by Bryce Courtenay.
My granddaughter recommended that I read this book. She is 13. I listened to it and so appreciated the wonderful art of Adenrele Ojo and the story written by Lawrence Hill. We listened to some of it together. The descriptions throughout the book made a story that needed to be told and heard authentic and powerful. Highly recommended by me and by my amazing granddaughter.
As someone who lived in west Africa, this is a true account of a Fulani woman stolen from her land into the abhorrent hands of slave traders. I could not put it down. This is a true masterpiece.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned a few things along the way that enhances my knowledge of how we as a people think today and how we thought during the slave trade....