Book of the week: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet.
This multi-generational saga explores a complex tangle of familial bonds, racism, hope, and a future that clings to its past. .
The Vanishing Half, as I said, is about families, relationships, finding oneself, lies, and more. But mostly it’s about identity: the one that is marked upon us by society, but also the one that we create for ourselves. The author does a perfect job of reflecting this in her characters, each one so well developed and nuanced. She also does an amazing job of handling the complexities of colorism, which is usually brushed over or completely missing in a lot of books that deal with black identity. The book is wise, deep, engrossing, and compassionate. I was also very impressed as Brit incorporated multiple perspectives so effortlessly. .
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