The Long Song ~ Andrea Levy

Levy’s historical fiction recounts the story of the 1831-32 Baptist Rebellion and slave revolt in Jamaica. The best historical fiction yields up surprising and memorable characters. Otherwise why read historical fiction at all? The human story within the larger historical context often illuminates the history in a way that academic history is really unable to. This one yields up a particularly memorable one…

[more at the Booker 2010 page]

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