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ayodele higgs

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Beautifully Written

I loved this genealogical study. I loved the stories of the history of African American cuisine. Bravo!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-17

Wow!!!

I was surprised by how forthcoming Jenifer is about her life. But her story was therapeutic for the reader. The story resonated with me on so many levels.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Great

The author told this story with integrity. She captured the brutality and dysfunction in slavery all the while showing the plight of women. Yet she showed in horrible situations some families thrived and love still bloomed. It was a beautiful listen.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Strange

A strange strange story but not horrible. It is not as good as Lovecraft Country but I listened.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Wow

This story was an education. I never knew much about leprosy or the people of Hawaii. I absolutely loved this story.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Wow!!!

I have enjoyed reading all of Octavia Butler's books. Reading this book convinces me she is a visionary. I don't want to be s

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Excellent overall

The overall research was awesome. This case was heartbreaking when I learned about it as a child and remains heartbreaking. I loved how the author saw it's correlation to BLM. This story made me cry for the countless Emmet Tills and Trayvon Martins but the narrator was lacking. His mispronunciation of Mamie Till's name was horrible. Instead of Mamie he called her Mammy. But the actual text was so powerful I listened anyway.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Love

I have always respected the late Cortez's Scott King. But it was wonderful to hear how she developed into the powerhouse she became. I admire her as a mother and leader.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Wow

The writer really researched the intricacies of Jim Crow and it's effects on black life. But intertwining it these supernatural stories was fabulous! This book is a must read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Wow

What a story!!! I loved it. This book was tribute to the love of a wonderful mom.

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