Black Berry, Sweet Juice

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Black Berry, Sweet Juice
  • Lawrence Hill
  • English
  • 03 April 2017
  • 0002000202

About the Author: Lawrence Hill

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Black Berry, Sweet Juice Lawrence Hill s remarkable novel, Any Known Blood, amulti generational story about a Canadian man of mixed race, was met withcritical acclaim and it marked the emergence of a powerful new voice in Canadianwriting Now Hill, himself a child of a black father and white mother, brings usBLACK BERRY, SWEET JUICE On Being Black and White in Canada, aprovocative and unprecedented look at a timely and engrossing topic.In BLACK BERRY, SWEET JUICE, Hill movingly reveals his struggleto understand his own personal and racial identity Raised by human rightsactivist parents in a predominantly white Ontario suburb, he is imbued withlingering memories and offers a unique perspective In a satirical yet serioustone, Hill describes the ambiguity involved in searching for his identity anespecially complex and difficult journey in a country that prefers to see him asneither black nor white.Interspersed with slices of his personal experiences, fascinating familyhistory and the experiences of thirty six other Canadians of mixed raceinterviewed for this book, BLACK BERRY, SWEET JUICE also examinescontemporary racial issues in Canadian society Hill explores the terms used todescribe children of mixed race, the unrelenting hostility towards mix race couples and the real meaning of the black Canadianexperience It arrives at a critical time when, in the highly publicized andcontroversial case of Elijah Van de Perre, the son of a white mother and blackfather in British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has just granted custodyto Elijah s mother, Kimberly Van de Perre.A reflective, sensitive and often humourous book, BLACK BERRY, SWEET JUICEis a thought provoking discourse on the current status of race relations inCanada and it s a fascinating and important read for us all. Free Download Black Berry, Sweet Juice Author Lawrence Hill For Kindle ePUB or eBook – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Black Berry, Sweet Juice

  1. Kathleen says:

    My father s relatives sometimes said, The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice But my father bombed the pious saying to smithereens with his own sarcastic version The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice but if you get too black, it ain t no use He turned self affirmation on its head with this bittersweet reminder of the hopelessness of being black in a society that doesn t love or even like black people Lawrence Hill begins this book ...

  2. Yasmin says:

    Another excellent book by Lawrence Hill He has a wonderful way of being fuuny, poigant and moving In this book raises very interesting insight into what it means to be black and biracial in Canada Another look at the over polite one way of looking at it hunky dory Canada, where the ravages of slavery lingered and the Klan rode around not just in the prairies and segregation and discrimation was very much alive and real in Canada In fact racial discrimation has not gone away with the passag Another excellent book by Lawrence Hill He has a wonderful way of being fuuny, poigant and moving In this book raises very interesting insight into what it means to be black and biracial in Canada Another look at the over polite one way of look...

  3. Sharanja says:

    Race is never a really straightforward issue, especially if you ve grown up in Canada It sometimes seems like this country does everything it can to not talk about race How many times have you heard the words I don t see color from the people around you That s niceif race doesn t matter to you But it does matter And it matters to a lot of people Especially when how well we are treated in society is in direct correlation with the melanin in our skin But this is where it gets really co Race is never a really straightforward issue, especially if you ve grown up in Canada It sometimes seems like this country does everything it can to not talk about race How many times have you heard the words I don t see color from the people around you That s niceif race doesn t matter to you But it does matter And it matters to a lot of people Especially when how well we are treated in society is in direct correlation with the melanin in our skin But this is where it gets really complicated How does race affect one when your parents are from different races What if you are both black and white How do you construct your racial identity then Are you black Or depending the lightness of your skin, are you whit...

  4. Kezza Loudoun says:

    For all those who want to understand what s it s been like for aperson like me of mixed race, READ THIS You ll have a much better grasp of the subtle racism and bull shit biracial folks deal with on a day to day basis And he s Canadian.

  5. Jenna (Falling Letters) says:

    Review originally published 24 January 2017 at Falling Letters.Mom and I had tried reading two novels about Ireland for this month s Family Reads Unfortunately, we found both novels to be incredibly dull I asked Mom if there were any books by authors she liked that she hadn t yet read That s how we ended up on Lawrence Hill s page Mom has read and enjoyedThe Book of Negroes, The Illegal andBloodI knew virtually nothing about growing up biracial in Canada Thus, we chose Black Berry Review originally published 24 January 2017 at Falling Letters.Mom and I had tried reading two novels about Ireland for this month s Family Reads Unfortunately, we found both novels to be incredibly dull I asked Mom if there were any books by authors she liked that she hadn t yet read That s how we ended up on Lawrence Hill s page Mom has read and enjoyedThe Book of Negroes, The Illegal andBloodI knew virtually nothing about growing up biracial in Canada Thus, we chose Black Berry, Sweet Juice for our January Family Read.Hill explores how one s personal identity can differ from the external identity thrust upon them by those looking at them from the outside Hill writes about how people are judged by their skin colour as to what their identity is But that, of course, is a dangerous and often wrong assumption to make A person s internal understanding of their identity might not have anything to do with their skin colour.Hill s book was an eye opener for Mom and I We are White in every directi...

  6. Alexis says:

    Second time reading this Got so many different things out of it this time.

  7. Rainey says:

    Loved this book Totally related to a lot of things.

  8. Colleen says:

    All white Canadians should read this book In fact all white people should read this book.

  9. Mike says:

    I happened to read this just as the news about the outcome of the Colten Boushie case was breaking, and it feels particularly poignant right now Boushie was a 22 year old indigenous man who was shot in the back of the head by a white farmer named Gerald Stanley Boushie and his friends drove onto Stanley s property either to seek help for a flat tire, or to steal a truck depending on whose version of events you believe Boushie was asleep in the back of the car when Stanley and his son hit the I happened to read this just as the news about the outcome of the Colten Boushie case was breaking, and it feels particularly poignant right now Boushie was a 22 year old indigenous man who was shot in the back of the head by a white farmer named Gerald Stanley Boushie and his friends drove onto Stanley s property either t...

  10. Heather(Gibby) says:

    Lawrence Hill had something he needed to get off his chest This is a very poignant look at the issue of race, particularly persons of mixed race Lawrence Hill is a class act, and this is a particularly personal look at his own experiences and feeling abou...