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The River Where the Blood is Born

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The River Where the Blood is Born

The River Where Blood Is Born takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, carving a course across two centuries and three continents, from ancient Africa into today's America. Here, through the lives of Mother Africa's many daughters, we come to understand the real meaning of roots: the captive Proud Mary, who has been savagely punished for refusing to relinquish her child to slavery; Earlene, who witnesses her father's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan; Big Momma, a modern-day matriarch who can make a woman of a girl; proud and sassy Cinnamon Brown, whose wild abandon hides a bitter loss; and smart, ambitious Alma, who is torn between the love of a man and the song of her soul. In this astonishing novel, at last a chosen daughter is summoned home. But what must she sacrifice to honor the River Mother's call?

The River Where the Blood is Born
by Sandra Jackson-Opoku

  • Publication Date: August 18, 1998
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: One World/Ballantine
  • ISBN-10: 034542476X
  • ISBN-13: 9780345424761