From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings
"An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review
A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a 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 and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breathtakingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.
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This story will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Honoring the female slave
The Book of Night Women is a look at the consequences of slavery. Both to the enslaved and the planters. The cost is heavy. Marlon James is best known for his provocative writing and nuanced characters. This one is no different. His aim is to honor the female slaves in Jamaica. And he does honor their voice which has been so often overlooked.
The book of night woman
This was a great book . Listen to the audio book . Very evil , painful , loving and more .