The Salt Eaters

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Velma Henry has always been a fighter but has fallen on hard times. This story uncovers a wealth of understanding about life, female friendships and the challenges facing the black community in a hostile environment.

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‘A book full of marvels’ New Yorker

The American Deep South, in the 1970s. Velma Henry, once a formidable political activist, has grown weary and disillusioned with the fight for civil rights. She wants to end it all. But then she finds herself in the hands of a Black faith community, and the fabled healer Minnie Ransom. As she works through the rage and fear of her traumatic past, Velma finds herself changing, becoming whole and, maybe, free. The Salt Eaters is a boldly optimistic, profound exploration of memory, the self, power and Black health as liberation.

‘A hymn to individual courage’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘Her characters inhabit the nonlinear, sacred space and sacred time of traditional African religion’ The New York Times Book Review

Additional information

Weight 0.193 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K