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Clothesline Blues

Posted: November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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A riveting read by a great author, B. Berry.

 

The story takes place in 1965, a time of civil upheaval in the United States. Through the eyes of two women and their families we live these days of fear and anger. Abusive husbands, as well as white racists, are the enemy. This book is not only about the fight for racial equality, it is also about survival by any means available.

At a Canadian university, I  saw the riots on television, read daily about Black Power and the Black Liberation Movement. Posters of Angela Davis, member of the Black Panthers, rivaled those of Che Guevara, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. I took part in protests, sit-ins and experienced the fear of being in a crowd that was ridden through by police on horseback. The author  brought me back to that period that was a ticking time bomb of unrest and uncertainty.

I recommend this book to everyone. It is  an emotional roller coaster  of abuse, violence, sorrow, love and romance. I look forward to reading other books by B.Berry.

 

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