A four-generation epic novel of an African-American woman, based on a carefully studied family past. A unique achievement, a story that has never been told, a four-generation epic novel of African American women, a work based on a well-studied family past, and a huge impact on all of us. Lalita Tademy has always had a strong interest in family stories, especially the story of the great grandmother Emily. She is a terrible person who died of saving lives hidden in the mattress. Taking a closer look at his family roots, Tademy soon became involved in a compulsive 2-year-old Odyssey and left his corporate career in a small agricultural community in Louisiana.

Cane River

Cane River

Cane River, Lalita Tademy’s literary debut, has incredible historical details and honesty, but with a cruel and painful depiction, struggling to survive in the darkest inequality era in the United States A dazzling family story mixed with a portrait of a black woman. Tademy left a great career in Silicon Valley to investigate the history of his family. The resulting novel deals with 100 years and five generations of black women in Louisiana countryside, from slavery in the 1830s, to the end of the Civil War and slavery, to the severe separation of the 1930s.

Starting with his great grandmother Suzette, Tademy provides readers with an honest interpretation of the lives of slaves and the fears these women face. White male sexual progress, family dissolution or sale, difficult and uncertain future. As a slave, she beautifully recreates the world and tells her grand grandmother Emily “Tight” Freddie about the inspirational story of love, death, betrayal, and survival.

Tademy admits that the date, name, and location have changed due to the flow of the story, but the story he makes it even more appealing because it conveys the true story. The inclusion of family photos greatly increases the dramatic impact of ancestors by allowing readers to match faces with their words on the page.

If you want to explore this rarely presented the view of American racial history, or want to find a well-written work with an incredibly developed character and a compelling story, Cane by Lalita Tademy as soon as possible. You need to find a copy of the river.


This is a medium-sized Creole farm owned by a family named Durbanne, where the writer Lalita Tademy has her family roots and four amazing women who fought great injustices to create a legacy of hope and achievement I found a story. They were women who began living in slavery, resisted the Civil War, and dealt with liberation contradictions in the early 20th century. Despite everything, they struggled to unite their families and build success on their own terms. Here, in a very close community of small farms and French-speaking slaves, free people of colour and white, Tademy’s great grandmother, Elizabeth, both proud heritage and slavery yoke will carry. His youngest daughter, Suzette, will first find a promise of freedom and suffering. Suzette’s stubborn daughter, Philomene, will use her determination to reunite her family and gain unprecedented financial independence. And Emily, Philomene’s energetic daughter, will fight to protect her newborn child and protect her future from dangerous dangers.

In a novel that combines a thorough historical reconstruction with an unforgettable story, Lalita Tademy presents a rare piece of American history, creating a complex and tacit link between slaves and slave owners — expressed provocatively. Above all, real women, flesh and blood, making difficult decisions in the face of unimaginable losses, facing all obstacles and ensuring their identity and independence to inspire all future generations the story of us.

My Can River Odyssey Book: A Review

Are you a book lover? What types of novels do you like? Do you like historical books and novels? Do you like conspiracies and slaves becoming masters? Do you like reading about dynasty by Creoles of colour? Do you want to travel in the footsteps of African slaves? Do you want an insight into forbidden love? Here is a book for you. It is: searching for Bertha, My cane river odyssey. In the book, you find all. There are slaves and master. There is a dynasty struggling for its .here is injustice? You walk in the footsteps of an African American civil war soldier.

The Book

This is the story of the life an eighteen-century slave, and the author has explored the life of here grandparents Marie Therese and Claude Metoyer, a French man. They loved each other for 16 years. The life journey in intriguing as Marie gives birth to 10 children. Pierre purchases all to render them free. Once they become loose, Marie and her children acquire land and buy slaves. They are now wealthiest people of colour in Louisiana in the centre of the nineteenth century. The story goes on and engages the reader.

Now the story focuses on the rise and fall of their second-oldest son, the author’s fifth grandfather. Here is turmoil. Wealth brings problems. The slave becomes a slave owner.

Here is the courtroom now. Descendants of Louis are defendants. You will meet Rose Louis daughter. Her life is tragic. There is Balthazar; he is an African American civil war soldier.

The discovery of the resting place of bertha brings an end.

About Author

Linda S. Manuel is a teacher by profession. She teaches in Ohio public school system. She graduated in Arts in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University. She has a mastered in Curriculum development from Ashland University in Ohio.

She is a teacher as well as a researcher. She specializes in genealogy research. She researches for 20 years. She is married and the mother of two children. She is fond of reading, writing, and gardening and travelling.

The Salient Feature Of Cane River Odyssey

  • The story takes you to the nineteenth century, and you experience the making of the dynasty by creoles of colour.
  • You see the ups and downs of fate. You see slaves becoming master and wealthy slave masters.
  • You are travelling in the footsteps of an African slave and her French master. You see the deeds of forbidden love.
  • Here is tragedy and suffering.
  • You are in court and see the court proceedings.
  • , At last, there is salvation. Bertha is searched, and there is calm.


The book is excellent. It keeps the reader engaged from beginning to the end. There are interesting scenes. The style is narrative. It describes a personal experience in a particular tone. The language is informal. You are with the writer all along Cane. The book is readily available on Amazon and other booksellers online. A booklover must read it.