Title Profile & Character Information

The River Where Blood Is Born

Annotation
A delicate tapestry unfolds within these pages, a story stitched together with the threads of Ananse, the spider of African myth, and the wisdom of the ancestors. The novel takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, from ancient Africa into today's America.

Awards
1998  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

GenreEpic
Saga
    --Family
Magic realism
Fiction
TopicsFamily histories
African Americans
Spirituality
Ancestors
Slavery
SettingEngland