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I was hooked from the first paragraph

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The deeper I read, the clearer it became to me that Rivers Solomon is meant to write. They weave a story that resonates so deeply in just 2 chapters. Richly infused with ancestral history and heritage (reference Mami Wata, griot and slavery), a tale that I am sure will be as affecting as these 2 chapters were absorbing. With prose that is descriptive and heady, Solomon immediately draws their reader into the life of Yetu, Historian of her people. A role she did not want and one that weighs so heavily on her existence, she feels as if she is losing her sense of self. I am so ready to be immersed in this story that is shaping up to be a magnificent, representative, lush, own voices story.