What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom.
This book was honestly so good. It is a satirical book and it is so well written. It isn’t clear when the book is set, whether it’s modern times or the past. It doesn’t matter though, as the story was extremely thought provoking and interesting no matter when it is set! Doris is a determined character and is so desperate to be reunited with her family. Her story was completely engrossing. I would definitely recommend this book!