Archive for March 17th, 2020

Washington Black. Esi Edugyan.

Washington Black. Esi Edugyan. 2018. ISBN 9781847659972.  The author traces the life of a young Negro slave in the Bahamas and his  brutal life as well as travels with a young master. The slave , Washington Black has a talent for drawing and finds himself in many difficult and interesting situations as he follows ( and tracks down)  his young master to the US, Arctic, Maritime, London, Amsterdam,  and eventually Morocco.  The tough life and his love is illustrated and he does not get beaten down. My only question is that there is no real ending.  Still the book is compelling reading