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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THE TIES THAT BIND: A Memoir of Race, Memory, and RedemptionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Sociologist, motivational speaker and novelist Berry (When Love Calls, You Better Answer, 2005, etc.) digs deep to expose the roots of her family tree.In the introduction to this intensely personal ... Read full review
The ties that bind: a memoir of race, memory, and redemptionUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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