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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.

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