'A phenomenal book. It is so ingenious and so novel. Think The Handmaid's Tale meets Noughts and Crosses with a bit of Jonathan Swift and Lewis Carroll thrown in. This should be thought of as a feminist classic.'

Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast

 

Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris, from England, is playing hide-and-seek with her sisters in the fields behind their cottage.

 

The next, someone puts a bag over her head and she ends up in the hold of a slave-ship sailing to the New World .

In this fantastically imaginative inversion of the transatlantic slave trade - in which 'whytes' are enslaved by black people, Bernardine Evaristo has created a thought-provoking satire that is as accessible and readable as it is intelligent and insightful.

Blonde Roots brings the shackles and cries of long-ago barbarity uncomfortably close and raises timely questions about the society of today.

Bernardine Evaristo - Blonde Roots

£9.99Price