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**FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF* GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER*
**LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2009  
WINNER OF THE ORANGE YOUTH PANEL AWARD 2009  
FINALIST FOR THE HURSTON WRIGHT LEGACY AWARD 2010 
**'A phenomenal book. It is so ingenious and so novel. Think *The Handmaid's Tale* meets *Noughts and Crosses* with a bit of Jonathan Swift and Lewis Carroll thrown in. This should be thought of as a feminist classic.' Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast**
Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris, from England, 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 . . . 
In this fantastically imaginative inversion of the transatlantic slave trade - in which 'whytes' are enslaved by black people - Bernardine Evaristo has created a thought-provoking satire that is as accessible and readable as it is intelligent and insightful. *Blonde Roots* brings the shackles and cries of long-ago barbarity uncomfortably close and raises timely questions about the society of today. 
**'A bold and brilliant game of counterfactual history. Evaristo keep[s] her wit and anger at a spicy simmer throughout' *Daily Telegraph**** * 
'So human and real. Re-imagines past and present with refreshing humour and intelligence' *Guardian*
'A brilliant satire whose flashes of comedy make the underlying tragedy all the more poignant' *Scotland on Sunday* **

Blonde Roots

SKU: 9780141031521
€13.95 Regular Price
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  • Format

    Paperback / softback
  • Author

    Bernardine Evaristo