The Ties that Bind: A Memoir of Race, Memory, and Redemption
When novelist Bertice Berry set out to write a history of her family, she initially believed she’d uncover a story of slavery and black pain, but the deeper she dug, the more surprises she found. There was heartache, yes, but also something unexpected: hope. Peeling away the layers, Berry came to learn that the history of slavery cannot be quantified in simple, black-and-white terms of “good” and “evil” but is rather a complex tapestry of roles and relations, of choices and individual responsibility.
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In researching this memoir, poet/novelist Berry discovered that many of her assumptions about her African American family's history were incorrect. In particular, the Delaware man who owned the farm ... Read full review