Born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation, Lilith possesses a dark power that the women around her can sense even at her birth. The Night Women have been plotting a slave revolt for ages and initially they believe Lilith will be the key to their plan, however when she begins to understand her own feelings and destiny she pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable for a slave woman, and may become the revolution’s weakest link.
Beautiful, daring, and unforgettable this novel by Marlon James is a must-read.
For more novels that explore themes of slavery, identity, and revolution, check these out:
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Beloved by Toni Morrison