Washington Black

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... as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist - whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him ... Washington Black - Esi Edugyan - Hardcover ... . Washington Black is a brilliantly absorbing picaresque; a book that combines the unflinching depiction of violence with a lyrical, hallucinatory beauty. (Sandra Newman)Washington Black is a profoundly humane story about false idols, the fickleness of fortune and whether a slave, once freed, can ever truly be free. "Washington Black" Reveals the Bonds of Both Cruelty and Compassion The tormented friendship at the heart of Esi Edugyan's third novel complicates the story of a slave's path to freedom ... "Washington Black" ... Washington Black - Wikipedia ... . "Washington Black" Reveals the Bonds of Both Cruelty and Compassion The tormented friendship at the heart of Esi Edugyan's third novel complicates the story of a slave's path to freedom ... "Washington Black" — one of the most anticipated books of the year — should finally get American readers to wake up to this extraordinary novelist across our Northern border. Washington Black — an 11-year-old field slave — is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. WASHINGTON BLACK By Esi Edugyan 334 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95. When the novel "Washington Black" opens, it is 1830 and the young George Washington Black, who narrates his own story, ... In the latest novel by the author of Half-Blood Blues 19th century slave Washington Black leaves the Barbados plantation where he was born to be the manservant of Christopher Wilde, a naturalist and abolitionist who gives Wash a life of dignity and meaning, introducing him to flying machines. But when a bounty is placed on Wash's head following a murder, Wilde travels with Wash across ... Reading Group Guide. The discussion questions and suggested reading that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of Washington Black, the sprawling, emotionally piercing odyssey of a young boy who escapes slavery in Barbados and goes on to discover the true meaning of freedom, beyond the bounds of the only world he has ever known.. 1. Big Kit tells Washington that "If you ... Washington Black is a classic Bildungsroman in many ways, albeit one that subverts or transcends the genre's tropes at critical junctures. This character portrait builds on slave narratives (12 ... Washington Black, as a post-slavery narrative, is no different. But it became what it is only very gradually, and on its own terms. Q: Readers have said that the style of your book reminds them of authors as diverse as Jules Verne, Charles Dickens and Colson Whitehead. Who have been your influences while writing Washington Black? An 11-year-old slave boy embarks on a globe-trotting journey of identity after fleeing a Barbados sugar plantation aboard a flying machine in the company of his master's eccentric inventor brother. It's 1830 on the island of Barbados, and a 12-year-old slave named George Washington Black wakes up every hot morning to cruelties administered to him and other black men, women, and children toiling on a sugar plantation owned by the coldblooded Erasmus Wilde. George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Washington Black is elf jaar oud, woont (en werkt) al zijn hele leven op dezelfde plantage op Barbados, en zijn meester, Erasmus Wilde, is vreselijk harteloos. Het lijkt uitzichtloos, totdat hij Christopher "Titch" Wilde, ontmoet, Erasmus' broer, die wetenschapper en abolitionist blijkt te zijn. Wanneer Washington Black, een elfjarige slaaf op een suikerplantage in Barbados, de persoonlijke bediende van de excentrieke Titch Wilde wordt, krijgt hij de kans op een nieuw leven. Titch is bioloog, ontdekkingsreiziger en uitvinder, geobsedeerd door zijn creatie: de heteluchtballon. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was one of the most influential African-American intellectuals of the late 19th century. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Institute and later formed the National ... Washington Black's story begins as an 11-year-old slave who is taken in by the plantation owner's brother, Titch, and, after incurring a burn that leaves his face disfigured and then witnessing a tragic event for which he is blamed, "Wash" is urgently sent out into the greater world by way of a hot air balloon....

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Dit is het duizelingwekkende avontuur van de elfjarige Washington Black, die weet te ontsnappen aan zijn slavenbestaan en aan een ongekend avontuur begint, op zoek naar vrijheid.Wanneer Washington Black, een elfjarige slaaf op een suikerplantage in Barbados, de persoonlijke bediende van de excentrieke Titch Wilde wordt, krijgt hij de kans op een nieuw leven. Titch is bioloog, ontdekkingsreiziger en uitvinder, geobsedeerd door zijn creatie: de heteluchtballon. Maar de dood van een familielid vermorzelt zijn idealistische plannen en Washington komt in gevaar. Ze besluiten te vluchten, maar dan verdwijnt Titch. Washington moet zijn weg alleen zien te vinden, op zoek naar echte vrijheid.Edugyan neemt je mee op een ongelooflijk avontuur, van de zengende rietsuikervelden van Barbados tot de ijzige woestenij van het Canadese Noorden, in haar bijzondere roman over identiteit, vrijheid, liefde en verlossing.

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