Another review by my very good, very good friend Lynn. I have to thank her for supplying more grist to my blogging mill (and such good grist – top notch stuff). This time, a book she gives five stars to, 12 Years a Slave.
his read will ‘tear your heart out’ and make you ‘mad as hell’, simultaneously.
Written by a husband, father, educated, and employed free black man, it is the true account of Soloman’s capture and treatment as a slave in the Louisiana bayou. This true account is more gut retching and harrowing than any work of fiction.
This narrative will make you realize just how predatory some humans can be, and how compassionate others can be. Take the journey through the humiliating and brutal 12 years of the slave know at Platt. Then ask yourself how humans could possibly treat fellow humans in such inhuman ways.
I can almost guarantee you will never forget the travesty of Solomon’s enslavement.
It will also make you wonder how many other free men (of any color) were enslaved until death.
Read It…………..Lynn Perry