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Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback, Air Iri Ome) Loot Price: R283
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Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback, Air Iri Ome): Beth Macy

Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback, Air Iri Ome)

Beth Macy

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The year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next twenty-eight years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were they really kidnapped? And how did their mother, a barely literate black woman in the segregated South, manage to bring them home? And why, after coming home, would they want to go back to the circus? At the height of their fame, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the colour of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even 'Ambassadors from Mars'. The result of hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Truevine by author and journalist Beth Macy, tells the extraordinary story of what really happened to the Muse brothers for the first time. It is an unforgettable story of cruelty and exploitation, but also of loyalty, determination and love.

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Imprint: Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Beth Macy
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 432
Edition: Air Iri Ome
ISBN-13: 978-1-4472-7807-8
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Other public performances & spectacles
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Other public performances & spectacles > Circus
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > General
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LSN: 1-4472-7807-0
Barcode: 9781447278078

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