A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers

A Shout in the Ruins

Kevin Powers

A profound, beautifully written, heartbreaking story of tragedies caused by unthinking acceptance of nationalist and racial myths. I also found the book a real page turner as I couldn't wait to find out what happened to the oppressors and victims of the Civil War and their descendants.

Extract

' ... if John Brown got his way, I'd still want to have you working for me anyway, even as a paid man', Rawls hated this notion more than anything; that if a white man just believed they would be good in a different world, a world that did not exist, then that made them good in the one that did.'

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  • Having Our Say by Sarah L Delany
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Violence
Explicit sexual content