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Ma and heartbreak and life on the plantation is rife with dangerous secrets unspoken jealousies inhuman violence and very human emotion between slave and master between slave and overseer and among the slaves themselves Lilith finds herself at the heart of it all And all of it told in one of the boldest literary voices to grace the page recently and the secret of that voice is one of the book's most intriguing mysterie I dnf d this book because I swapped to audio proper review there I wanted to read this book because of this review which made me laugh I have spent the last week or so with words going through my brain that one cannot use in the real world There was not only the oft repeated word for a black person that was common in the 18th century but there was constant use of the c word and the p word for female genitalia and the c word for mail genitalia and the f word for what the f word really meansWhy can t she just say cunt pussy cock and fuck It didn t kill the author What is she so worried about that she might fall off her moral high pedestal if she utters themSince she listened to the book she can t use a black marker in the book that another reviewer I read does I hope they aren t library books It makes you laugh doesn t itSo I m going to read it El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro heartbreak and life on the plantation is rife with dangerous secrets unspoken jealousies inhuman violence and very Fragonard Art and Eroticism human emotion between slave and master between slave and overseer and among the slaves themselves Lilith finds Mao Zedong herself at the The Monarchs Are Missing heart of it all And all of it told in one of the boldest literary voices to grace the page recently and the secret of that voice is one of the book's most intriguing mysterie I dnf d this book because I swapped to audio proper review there I wanted to read this book because of this review which made me laugh I Touchstone have spent the last week or so with words going through my brain that one cannot use in the real world There was not only the oft repeated word for a black person that was common in the 18th century but there was constant use of the c word and the p word for female genitalia and the c word for mail genitalia and the f word for what the f word really meansWhy can t she just say cunt pussy cock and fuck It didn t kill the author What is she so worried about that she might fall off Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding her moral Love is Blind high pedestal if she utters themSince she listened to the book she can t use a black marker in the book that another reviewer I read does I Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia hope they aren t library books It makes you laugh doesn t itSo I m going to read it

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S they call themselves have long been plotting a slave revolt and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power they see her as the key to their plans But when she begins to understand her own feelings and desires and identity Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman in Jamaica and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link Lilith's story overflows with high dra Broad in scope and full of suspense The Book of Night Women tells the tale of a fictional slave rebellion in 18th century Jamaica through the life story of a single enslaved woman The historical novel follows Lilith the biracial orphan of a deceased Black woman raped by one of her plantation s overseers from youth to adulthood as she endures countless indignities at the hands of white colonists struggles to connect with other slaves and longs for liberation At the core of the novel is Lilith s fraught relationship with Homer an older slave who acts as a surrogate mother as well as her ongoing effort to understand her relationship to womanhood and Blackness As Lilith comes of age her and other slaves resentment toward British oppression boils acutely aware as they are of the recent Haitian Revolution and the slow burning novel culminates in explosive violence James prose is as captivating as his storytelling and the novel s easily one of the best of the century

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The Book of of Night ePUB #9734 Night Women is a sweeping startling novel a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling It is the story of Lilith born into slavery on a The Book eBook #241 Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century Even at her birth the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they and she will come to both revere Book of Night PDFEPUB #189 and fear The Night Women a Updated review November 8 2015 Every negro walk in a circle Take that and make of it what you will A circle like the sun a circle like the moon a circle like bad tidings that seem gone but always always come back Marlon James The Book of Night WomenWhen I first read this book in 2012 I didn t think I would ever read it again The depictions of violence were really hard to read mainly because I knew that although they were fictional they were probably very representative of what had taken place to people who looked like me However I decided to bite the bullet and read it again mainly because Marlon James was going to be at one of the events I attended a fortnight ago and also to see how differently I read it the second time aroundI m so glad I did reread it There was a lot to take in during the first read and in retrospect I don t think I could have seen enough the first time around Also with additional knowledge of slavery and also with being familiar with the story from my first read I was able to understand the story at a much deeper level I was even able to look closely at the other stories I had missed For example the romance of sorts between the main character slave Lilith and the Irish overseer uinn a romance that came about due to two lonely people lonely for different reasons When we may often see homogeneity in whiteness it was clear from this book that that was not the case in the colonies and there was a rigid hierarchy of race even within whiteness A book that was recommended by my favourite professor is How The Irish Became White and in this book it was interesting to see how the Irish man was treated by the English French etcTo me this has been a lesson in the benefits of rereading My first read left a very visceral reaction I felt indignant and angry almost nauseous at times I felt things weren t fair and that the atrocities that happened to slaves were never atoned for I know I m a sensitive reader and reading this gave me a helpless feeling The pain was too real the lack of support that these people received mainly because they were black and not considered capable of worthy thought subhuman in fact was always at the back of my mind You tried to use the mind the brain but you silly girl those things are lost to the negro What you have is a back that won t break a skin that won t crack legs like an ox and teeth like a horse During my second reading I was also struck by the cognitive dissonance of the slave owners the fact that the black were the ones who were considered uncivilized and subhuman yet it was the so called civilized Europeans who came up with so many inhumane ways to shame humiliate hurt and destroy these people was something that made me wonder how could they could see their cruel actions as acceptable I would not want to live in their headsIn spite of the harsh and graphic content in this book I would highly recommend it There were moments of triumph in spite of the situation the characters find themselves in and Marlon James is a great storyteller Original review from 2012 This book is about slavery in 19th Century Jamaica It took me a while to get into this book because it is written entirely in Jamaican dialect including the narration Once you get used to that fact the writing is uite charming This book brought out lots of emotions in me mainly disgust and anger It is extremely graphic in its imagery so definitely not a light read It made me absolutely sick to my stomach reading about how the British colonialists treated slaves of African descent It was hard to read about the lynchings the rapes the murders for making mistakes like serving tea that was too hot the racism the stealing of babies from their mothers the depiction of blacks as lazy dirty stupidsigh Despite the difficult subject matter I gave this book 5 stars for a few reasons Firstly a book that s able to elicit such emotions from me but makes me want to finish it is obviously written well Secondly the historical explanations helped make the story seem real Thirdly the writer s gift at using different styles of writing British Irish Black etc and his injections of humour and wit at the most unlikely places made the story entertaining and believablein my opinionI don t think I can read this book than once it was honestly too painful I m really glad I read it though


About the Author: Marlon James

Marlon James is of Night ePUB ☆ a Jamaican born writer He has published three novels John Crow's Devil The Book of Night Women and A Brief History of Seven Killings winner The Book eBook ñ of the Man Booker Prize Now living in Minneapolis James teaches literature at Macalester College in St Paul MinnesotaJames was born in Kingston Jamaica to parents who were both in the Book of Night PDF/EPUB ½ Jamaican police his mo.



10 thoughts on “The Book of Night Women

  1. says:

    Updated review November 8 2015 Every negro walk in a circle Take that and make of it what you will A circle like the sun a circle like the moon a circle like bad tidings that seem gone but always always come back” Marlon James The Book of Night WomenWhen I first read this book in 2012 I didn’t think I would e

  2. says:

    It is a rare author that could make me like and remain interested in even after I finished the book a character wh

  3. says:

    this book hurts in so many ways initially it hurts to get acclimated to the narrator's voice whenever i read book

  4. says:

    We not getting free we taking free OUT FUCKING STANDINGThis book floored me Seriously I was so stunned by the time

  5. says:

    Broad in scope and full of suspense The Book of Night Women tells the tale of a fictional slave rebellion in 18th century Jamaica through the life story of a single enslaved woman The historical novel follows Lil

  6. says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel From Beginning to Bookend

  7. says:

    well the 'uestion of evil' has plagued philosophers thinkers and all the rest of us ordinary folk since i'd imagine we were first capable of thought how can god allow such horrible shit to go down is the horribleness of huma

  8. says:

    I dnf'd this book because I swapped to audio proper review there I wanted to read this book because of this review which mad

  9. says:

    Truly powerful stuff And harrowing report of human misery The novel is literally dripping with abuse and violence both verbal and physical Directed at slaves But there is a slave and slave The book of night women is about

  10. says:

    UPDATEI just finished rereading this and some of my thoughts have shifted a bit I had last given this book 5 sta

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