A Black Englishman: A Novel
India, 1920: exotic, glamorous, and violent, as the country begins to resist England's colonial grip. In the midst of this turmoil, Isabel, a young British military wife, begins a passionate liaison with Sam, an Indian doctor and Oxford graduate who insists, against all odds, on the right to be both black and British. Their secret devotion to each other takes them across India in a terrifying, deadly race against time and tradition. This powerful and erotic love story combines the themes of colonial exploitation, political and ethnic tensions, race and sexuality, and the many forms of partition, both secular and religious, that endanger our world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - klv7 - LibraryThing
Ugh, a horrible beginning, truly. The meeting between Isabel and the "love of her life," Sam, is ill planned and unbelievable. I almost stoppped reading the book 30 pages in. But I stuck with the ... Read full review
A black EnglishmanUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The Hindu proverb "I went in search of love and lost myself" opens Slaughter's captivating love story and succinctly states what her protagonist pursues. Fleeing the loss of her lover in the Great War ... Read full review