Wednesday, November 27, 2019


   Good Wednesday all today I have an interesting book for you , THE DEEP  by Rivers Solomon

                            BOOK BLURB 

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group clipping

Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.

Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.

Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are.

Inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping for the This American Life episode “We Are In The Future,” The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting.

                         MY REVIEW 
   Yetu holds the memories of her people , a tribe of underwater dwellers coming from the pregnant slave woman thrown over board from the slave ships . The only one that can remember is the historian and that falls on Yetu. Even though those memories are slowly destroying her . She flees to the surface to find the world that they left behind so long ago. Where she will learn more about her past and also about the future of her people . 

  I had mixed feeling about the characters in this book . Yetu is a complicated character and honestly sometimes she was just a little bit hard to understand. She is strong and wants no more to be the memory keeper . We see her grow when she comes to the surface . 

   I honestly didn't realize that this book is written from a song. The author does take us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions . The characters are well written and you will either like Yetu or dislike her but she does grow on you. I just wish that the author would of built up the story and characters just a little more . I felt like it just fell flat in a few parts and it kind of dragged in those areas . Over all i enjoyed the book and the ideas of what a transaltantic slave trade was like and how harsh it was . If you like a good story on the history of merpeople and how they came into being , check it out . 

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