A book quite easy to read. It made me revisit my understanding of American colored people's life in early ages , most of which were from literatures and movies staged in the southern states of America, such as Gone with the Wind and The Color Purple. I may still not fully appreciate the struggle they have, but I probably learned more about how to look at this unfamiliar topic in different angles.
From time to time when I was reading the book, a quote from Anna Karenina appeared in my mind. (Maybe it's because of the new movie?)
"As for him (Stephan Arkadyevitch), living in a certain society -- owing to the need, ordinarily developed at years of discretion, for some degrees of mental activity -- to have views was just as indispensable as to have a hat. "
It is not that difficult to imagine how scared people are to have their own views. Look around us. And how precious it is to have someone with whom you can share, although not always agree or being agreed, your views.