In this book, Savoy looks at the relationship between the American landscape and racialized communities by exploring her experiences and the experiences of marginalized, enslaved, and displaced communities. It’s a fascinating and difficult trip through history and around the country.
While the content is difficult, the writing is beautiful. I was pulled in and entranced by the way she wove through stories that explain the human story of America’s history.
I read this for the #alliesinthelandscape reading group, lead by @jessicajlee on Twitter (the first discussion was Sunday night, but she also provides questions that you can reflect on by yourself). In retrospect, I don’t think I have the time to fully engage in the reading group, but I’m going to try and check in each week to reflect on the conversations and read the books.