i had to read this for school. then it became a made for TV movie when i was an adult and i read it again.
it is the story of racism and the fight for freedom all told by a 100 year old woman who had seen it all.
a great read
The novel is a fictional autobiography that spans a period of over 100 years from the waning days of the Civil War to the protest demonstrations of the 1960s. Jane is a black slave on a Louisiana plantation who opts for freedom at emancipation. Try as she might, she never gets out of Cajun Louisiana. And, in spite of being free and receiving pittance wages not much has changed from the old daysâright up to the finale. Just about everything that you have read about slavery is filtered into a story that is researched and well written: sure to become a classic along side âThe Confessions of Nat Turner,â âUncle Tom's Cabin,â and others.