Sun Is My Undoing in top 10 second year

"Chains" tribute in the Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris to slaves deported from Africa.

Public recognition of the sufferings of slaves, such as the one in “Chains” monument shown in the photo from the  Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris, is not common.  However, novelist Margaret Steen produced something even more rare: a public recognition of the misery slavery inflicted on slave traders.

In 1942, Steen’s novel about a slave trader, The Sun Is My Undoing,  made the bestseller list for a second year in a row. My review of this extraordinary novel is filed with the reviews of 1941 novels.

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©  2012 Linda Gorton Aragoni