The fiftieth-anniversary edition of Margaret Walkers bestselling classic with a foreword by Nikki Giovanni
Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the Souths antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction.
Weaving her own familys oral history with thirty years of research, Margaret Walkers novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.