The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women

Audiobook CD - 2009
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James presents a dramatic slave narrative set on a 19th-century Jamaican sugar plantation. Ever since she was a small child, Lilith has been closely watched by a contingent of fellow slaves--calling themselves the Night Women--who have long planned a revolt. Though she does not yet know it, Lilith is the key to their carefully laid plans.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781436198431
Characteristics: 14 compact discs (15 hr., 45 min.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Miles, Robin


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Jun 26, 2020

Booker-prize winning author Marlon James's historical fiction novel about slavery in Jamaica can be a hard book to read at times, but we cannot turn away from our history just because it is unpleasant. A very powerful book centered on one slave girl and her experiences on a Jamaican sugar plantation in the early 1800s. I wish MCPL owned a copy of the book in addition to the audiobook.

Like in A History of Seven Killings, James uses dialect. It takes a little getting used to, but it is worth it.

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