Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Book Review

I was ready to give Wench Dolen Perkins-Valdez a half nod, when I remembered a conversation in which the type of interviews I attended a few years ago. Questions that we (bunch of writers associated with using the Internet boards), sounded as if we were slaves in America, however, we wanted to be slaves: home or Negro type Haryet Tubman / Nat Turner. Most of the answers were focused on the fact that the Black Moses and Turner. Apytalnitsa said that she herself was not sure. Her reaction made me think especially because I was one of those who broke away from tubmanskay dynamics. All enslaved Africans did not adhere to flight mode / battlefield. What of those who silently bore the genocidal nature of the chatter?

What of those whose names we do not know, because the only decent thing they did was to survive? In this book, Uench, we find the story of four such characters – Lizzie, Reni, sweet and Mawu – some of which have a tendency to escape. Four women gathered over the summer for a decade before the Civil War began, when their "owners" rested in the House in the state Tavava Taova Springs, Ohio – free state. (A Brief History of -. Due to the constant presence of rabovladalnikav and their slaves, the hotel began to lose money hotel, the land and the surrounding area have been sold, and soon after became Wilberforce University, is now the oldest Africa-American private university in the United States)

A number of events that the four subordinate slaves (and their companions, men – and the enslaved and free) in the course of the summer a number of evidence of the desire to survive – the freedom to reverse the existence of a society that flourished negation of that self-will. May change of heart (from the first half of the year to another confirmation) came when I became absorbed in a book. Of particular interest was the main character Lizzie (her name is Eliza, but the wife of the owner has been renamed to Lizzie after he moved her to the big house). It performs actions, because of which a superficial reading would cause its designation as an employee in her own oppression – to say nothing of the harm that its actions are the other heroes. However, reading further, I realized that life in slavery is not as black and white (no pun intended).

This is a very efficient way in which Perkins-Valdez leads the reader to a deeper understanding of the nature of slavery to the fact that, perhaps, I might have been as Eliza – most of all for my children – it is interesting that the "owner" would do to them, . if I broke and ran Maybe ulyublenne puppy from man to man, convinced that he has to you, and to have sex with him, it is believed workable exchange for learning to read – and subsequently reading the stolen papers to those who share your captivity may. be. Just might. It may slightly moves in the direction of n atentsyyalu when I read in a note by the author after the end of the novel, that "it is believed that children of unions between slaves and servants were among the early disciples (Wilberforce)."