Reviewed by Jayne S (Library Staff)
A Nigerian-born playwright told the author, “You know that there are no black people in Africa.”
I read that, paused, and thought huh?
And then I understood.
America is a nation that puts people in castes by skin color. In Africa people are people, not sorted by a color code.
This was a sobering and powerful read. Her well researched history of this country’s unspoken caste system was fascinating.
Everyone should read this book.
Located in Adult Nonfiction (305.5 WIL)