Books to look up
August 15, 2006 1 Comment
Steven Hahn reviews Eric Foner’s Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction. At the heart of American freedoms is the history of Black America during the First Reconstruction. Eric Foner revises revisionism.
What if the history from which you draw ‘self esteem’ were forged? Pride and mistaken identity.
John Updike tiptoes around Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Wizard of the Crow.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun brings the Biafra War up close and personal. Chimamanda recognises that history happens to people, that it is in the details of lives that the broader canvas of history is understood. Add to that, the book is a page turner.