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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Book Review.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Book Review.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Book Review.

“The whites came to this land for a fresh start and to escape the tyranny of their masters, just as the freemen had fled theirs. But the ideals they held up for themselves, they denied others.

Colson Whitehead in The Underground Railroad

 

Cora was born a slave, on the same cotton plantation in Georgia where her mother was a slave, and her grandmother was a slave. It’s all she’s ever known. And for most slaves like Cora, it’s all they will ever know. Cora never imagined having any other fate, until Caesar asked her to join him, taking the Underground Railroad to escape to the North.

Her first reaction: “White man trying to kill you slow every day, and sometimes trying to kill you fast. Why make it easy for him?”

Trying to escape the plantation was almost certainly a death sentence, not if you got caught, but when.

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, book review. Man Booker Prize

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