Cane River Book Summary and Study Guide

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The author fictionalizes actual events of her Afro-Creole family in Cane River of Louisiana. Four generations of women make the most of their enslaved lives enduring both rape and true love with white slave owners. There is a dignity about these women who stand up for their rights and the rights of their children to not only be free but to be recognized for their talents and to assure economic security.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!!!! Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   long lived adults


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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