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Blake; or The Huts of America

Foreword by Sandra M. Grayson
Published by Flame Tree 451
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

New edition of Delany's classic pre US Civil war slavery tale which follows an escaped slave who tries to ignite insurrection against the de-humanizing institutions of depravation.

New edition with a new introduction. Delany's tale of Blake, an escaped slave in the era before the US Civil War, depicts the harrowing detail of life under slavery and offers a call to action for resistance. Casting beyond the misery of slavery, Delany's novel, located in the Southern United States and Cuba, demonstrates that alternatives are possible if only widespread insurrection could be ignited. A new title in the Foundations of Black Science Fiction series.

FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and robots, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales, ancient and modern gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. The Foundations titles also explore the roots of modern fiction and brings together neglected works which deserve a wider readership as part of a series of classic, essential books.

About The Author

Martin R. Delany (1812–85), abolitionist and first Black field officer in the U.S. Army, produced a collection of works that resonate still with advocates for civil rights and social justice. Writing the US Civil War he is often regarded as the father of Black Nationalism.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree 451 (August 29, 2022)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839649905

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