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The Deep Octavia E Butler meets Marvel s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song The Deep from Daveed Diggs s rap group Clipping Yetu holds the memories for her people water dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners who live idyllic lives in the deep Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly is forgotten by everyone, save one the historian This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her And so, she flees to the surface escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities and discovers a world her people left behind long ago Yetu will learn than she ever expected about her own past and about the future of her people If they are all to survive, they ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity and own who they really are The Deep is a tour de force reorientation of the storytelling gaze a superb, multilayered work, Publishers Weekly, starred review and a vividly original and uniquely affecting story inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping

10 thoughts on “The Deep

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    this book was so small but had so much to take in i gotta think about it for a second for a final rating, but i will tell u that feelings are positive y all need to give this a try this book was so small but had so much to take in i gotta think about it for a second for a final rating, but i will tell u that feelings are positive y all need to give this a try

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    I ll read any book that Rivers Solomon puts out because their ideas are always unique, creative, and poignant While An Unkindness of Ghosts follows atraditional narrative, The Deep readsas an atmospheric and conceptual piece, which makes it harder for me to rate since I prefer the former Considering Solomon s intentions with writing this novella, and how much I appreciate the a

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    Giveaway win 5 Stars isn t enough Water dwelling creatures who are the descendants of African slave women How could I not read this book The Deep is filled with flowery poetic language that I normally hate Flowery language often comes off sounding pretentious and it usually leaves me rolling my eyes But that flowery type of language fits The Deep just perfectly The Deep is a mod

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    This novella explores the themes of generational trauma, memory, belonging, and history using the folktale of the babies of African slaves thrown overboard turning into mermaids This small book packs a big thematic punch.

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    3.5 stars rounded up What the heck did I just read This novella is so unique The feeling Gah I can t even describe it When I first finished this book, I was blown away, but also didn t really understand what I had read Newsflash, I still don t.As far as content, I didn t really retain much just the feeling It s too bad I didn t retainbecause it is such a different reading experien

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    Whelp I can t stop thinking about tierlistsso here s another video ranking all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest The Written ReviewWhat is belonging we ask She says, Where loneliness endsYetu is the only one out of her mermaid tribe that knows their history.Decades ago, pregnant African slave women were thrown into the ocea

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    I have mixed feeling about The Deep by Rivers Solomon.First, I LOVED the premise of a merpeople originating from pregnant african slaves being thrown overboard it s what really drew me into reading to book.The story however not much happens and the pacing is very slow Now this is not necessarily a problem to me, but coupled with a very vague worldbuilding and a very blank slated main

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    Wow, this book is amazing As a fan of Clipping and their Hugo nominated song that this book is based on, I was already excited for this one plus it s written by Rivers Solomon, author of An Unkindness of Ghosts But wow, this book is intense I won t give away any spoilers except to say that Yetu, the hero, is a unique character who is forced to make some tough choices to find herself,

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    update dec 3, 2019I m really sad about it, but I m setting this aside at the 40% mark It s such an incredible premise, but I m not enjoying the actual writing much at all and I m hoping it s just the mood that I m in I ll give it another try later and hopefully it ll work better for me I love mer people, I love clipping., and I love every single speck of the premise for this I need thi

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