A blog which discusses the many underwritten themes, storylines and layers of the novel; An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody, as well as their relevance and connection to the Human condition and evolution of Humanity. All are welcome to participate. No profanity or abusive language is allowed. Post any question or comment you desire for a particular chapter. Come and let us pull back the layers.
Into the Abyss details the experiences aboard a slave ship bound for the United States, and illuminates the wretched conditions, physical, psychological and emotional trauma that slaves in history, as well as eye witnesses have testified of. It also invites the reader to view events through the perspective of Chimanda as she remains separated from her mother. The subject of dreams and their qualities are explored as well.
Chapter 4 Stranger in a Strange Land follows Chimanda and the slave ship as it arrives in America. It also introduces Colonel Walters and his family and explores their history and traditions and brings two of the main characters of the novel together as Chimanda is renamed, "Victoria" and is purchased. Her indoctrination into slavery begins.
Chapter 5-State of the Union begins with the American Civil War in progress and highlights sentiments of citizens in the North and South. The chapter explores factors which may have been contributing elements in the declaration of war and the destruction it brought with it. Shay and Victoria are both young adults now, and have both changed drastically.
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