The Deep




      The Deep
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 to 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. Download The Deep author Rivers Solomon – heartforum.co.uk

Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home They currently live and write in Cambridge, UK, but they originally hail from the US, where they received their MFA from he Michener Center for Writers and their BA from Stanford University.


      The Deep
 By Rivers Solomon IBN : 1534439862 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • The Deep
  • Rivers Solomon
  • English
  • 16 November 2017
  • 1534439862

10 thoughts on “ The Deep

  1. Charlie Anders says:

    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, and ends up making a really beautifu...

  2. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    releases June 2019BITCH okay I was waiting I was watching I was desperate for somethingby Rivers Solomon, whose work I have vowed to keep up with after loving their first book so much, and now it s HERE and I am READY

  3. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    I love mer people, I love clipping., and I love every single speck of the premise for this I need this SO BAD Also, if you haven t already, check out the song that inspired Rivers Solomon to write this

  4. Kaa says:

    AHHHHHHH I won an ARC of this in a giveaway and it came in the mail today

  5. Sana says:

    SCREAMING tells of an underwater society inhabited by descendants of African slave womenOMGGGG

  6. Leah Rachel von Essen says:

    THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon is directly inspired by the song of the same name by the group clipping., made up of Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes The song and book tell of water dwellers descended from pregnant African slave women who were thrown overboard by slave owners their babies were nurtured and protected by whales, and they adapted to an underwater life In Solomon s novel, a single person takes responsibility for holding the traumatic and violent past of the entire soc THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon is directly inspired by the song of the same name by the group clipping., made up of Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan ...

  7. wanderer (Para) says:

    Wow that was good Black merpeople, the value of remembering, the worth of individual vs collective Highly recommended Also go listen to the song Full review to come.

  8. Christine says:

    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Also, Rivers Solomon s preferred pronoun is they them I pre ordered this novella in July, and at the time a group of people were upset that Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in the live action Disney remake of the Little Mermaid While people kept claiming that it was because her hair wasn t red, the backlash basically bullied down to Bailey being black because some stupid racist people thought black mermaids weren t a thing I was finding books about black mermaid Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Also, Rivers Solomon s preferred pronoun is they them I pre ordered this novella in July, and at the time a group of people were upset that Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel in the live action Disney remake of the Little Mermaid While people kept claiming that it was because her hair wasn t red, the backlash ...

  9. Sarah says:

    The water breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song The Deep from Daveed Diggs rap group ClippingOMG this novella sounds incredible You can listen to the song that inspired it here and there s an article withinformation about both theThe water breathing descendants of African slave wome...

  10. Vanessa Halls says:

    Tom Waits said once, I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things You can feel the fact that this book is based on a song the prose is lyrical and lush, rhythmic and flowing, the kind of writing that carries you through the story like a musician through a beloved album But it isn t just the story of Yetu and her people, it s a story about history itself, and unfortunately for humanity, our history gets pretty grim How do you feel hope for the future when the past is riddled with su Tom Waits said once, I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things You can fee...

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