Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
A WOMAN NAMED SOLITUDE (English language version)
A WOMAN NAMED SOLITUDE - English language version Author:Andre Schwarz-Bart This is the English language translation from the French historical novel, "La Mulatresse Solitude". Translated from the French to English by Ralph Manheim. — From the back cover: "Bayangumay, a child of West Africa learning the ways of her Diola culture, content in her simple life and the beauty of her people. When the village is ransacked, she ... more »is taken along with the survivors aboard a slave ship bound for the New World. Bayangumay arrives to give birth to a mulatto child conceived aboard ship. That child is Solitude. Her life of enslavement and rebellion in the islands is the story of one of the most beautiful heroines of the Black world..."
"A beautiful, heartbreaking story of slavery and the survival of the human spirit."« less