Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday Morning Book Review

Beloved by Toni Morrison

I just finished reading Beloved by Toni Morrison for the African American Women’s Novelist class that I took this semester. This is a very difficult book to read, not because of the words used, they are very simple, or because of the sentence structure, again it is simple, but because of the subject matter of slavery and the images that Morrison paints so skillfully. This book will affect you and will make you think, but the material presented is material that better affect you and it is material that needs to be thought about. We read several books concerning slavery and the African American past this semester, but this novel was the most thorough. Morrison shows what it was truly like to be a slave. I will place a link to the book in Favorites Book Reviews and I will also add a link for the movie which I highly recommend watching but only after you have read the book. The movie stars Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.

Happy reading,

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