The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)

"In death the negro became a human being. Only then was he the white man’s equal."

"In death the negro became a human being. Only then was he the white man’s equal."

U.S.A. / 2016

The Underground Railroad is about - you guessed it - the Underground Railroad - the elusive network of pathways and allies that helped people escape bondage during American slavery. This book was released less than a week ago, and is an official selection of Oprah's Book Club! The book is about a woman named Cora, who embarks on a perilous journey to freedom. It's being praised for its historical accuracy and complex depiction of emotions. 

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