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A stark reminder of the evil that can be found in the hearts of men,
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This review is from: Twelve Years a Slave (Kindle Edition)
This frank and honest account of the author's experiences is often harrowing to read, yet is told with a straight forwardness that is refreshing and certainly lends credibility to the story. Having not seen the film version of this book I was unsure exactly what to expect within. And while it is simply told the story comes alive with the remarkable detail that Northup is able to recall from his time in bondage. The people that he meets are vivid and well rounded, and while for many of them of them we never find out what happens to them, this obviously not being a work of fiction, their stories still matter to us.
Overall this is a sad reminder of the atrociousness of slavery and will hopefully educate future generations so that those that suffered and died will be remembered for the kind of courage and bravery in the face of such overwhelming conditions that Solomon Northup showed.