Henry Louis Gates's prose comes across as natural and compelling in Dominic Hoffman's narration. Gates explores how people of color navigated their lives, identity, and culture from the period of Reconstruction to the rise of segregation and the Harlem Renaissance. He draws parallels for listeners to the current rise in white supremacy and its connections with this period in U.S. history. Hoffman draws in listeners with his deep and raspy timbre and smooth delivery. The mix creates a narration that is near perfection and guides listeners deftly through Gates's accessible but complex meditation on black identity in a racist America. L.E. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984838957 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984838964 $76.00
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