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The unmissable debut novel by the critically acclaimed author of Between the World and Me andWe Were Eight Years in Power - a richly imagined and compulsively page-turning journey to freedomOPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK''I haven''t felt this way since I first read Beloved... I wish Toni [Morrison] was alive to actually read this book. She would be so proud'' - OprahHiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won''t discover until he is almost a man, when he risks everything for a chance to escape. One fateful decision will carry him away from his makeshift plantation family - his adoptive mother, Thena, a woman of few words and many secrets, and his beloved, angry Sophia - and into the covert heart of the underground war on slavery.Hidden amidst the corrupt grandeur of white plantation society, exiled as guerrilla cells in the wilderness, buried in the coffin of the deep South and agitating for utopian ideals in the North, there exists a widespread network of secret agents working to liberate the enslaved. Hiram joins their ranks and learns fast but in his heart he yearns to return to his own still-enslaved family, to topple the plantation that was his first home. But to do so, he must first master his unique power and reclaim the story of his greatest loss.Propulsive, transcendent and blazing with truth, The Water Dancer is a story of oppression and resistance, separation and homecoming. Ta-Nehisi Coates imagines the covert war of an enslaved people in response to a generations-long human atrocity - a war for the right to life, to kin, to freedom.''One of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. Right up there in the top five. I was enthralled, I was devastated. I felt hope, I felt gratitude, I felt joy... [Ta-Nehisi Coates] is a magnificent writer'' Oprah>

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  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    402 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.5 cm

  • Largeur

    15.4 cm

  • Poids

    502 g

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  • Support principal

    Grand format

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates est un écrivain et journaliste américain né le 30 septembre 1975 à Baltimore (Maryland). Il est correspondant du journal The Atlantic où il couvre les affaires nationales, et s'intéresse particulièrement aux violences raciales. Il est lauréat du Prix Hillman pour le journalisme d'opinion et d'analyse (2012) et du George Polk Award (2014) pour son article « The Case for Reparations » publié dans The Atlantic en juin 2014.
Ta-Nehisi Coates est considéré comme l'un des penseurs afro-américains les plus influents de sa génération. Son livre Between The World And Me, a été classé numéro 1 sur la liste des Bestsellers du New York Times en 2015 et 2016, et traduit en une vingtaine de langues dont le français, avec plus d'1.5 million d'exemplaires vendus dans le monde, il a obtenu le National Book Award en 2015 pour ce livre.