Saturday, 19 January 2013

Yerby, Frank "Griffin's Way"

Yerby, Frank "Griffin's Way" - 1962

A good novel about the story of the Ku Klux Klan in the Southern part of the United States after the Civil War. Frank Yerby was a very well-known African-American writer, especially for these kind of stories.

This is a love story as well as a historical novel, a report about racism and how people overcome it or are obsessed with it. A good author who contributes a lot to this topic.

From the back cover:

"The Klan has no sense of right and wrong only a sense of superior and inferior ... and they intend it to keep it that way. As the Grand Dragon of the Ku KluxKlan, Di Cadwallader is determined that in post-war Mississippi there will be no equality between the races even if he must murder white women and children. Cadwallader claims to love Laurie Griffin, the wife of another man, but even she is not safe from his murderous campaign of white supremacy. But Cadwallader finds a supporter in a black man, sent to educate the children of ex-slaves, but who embezzles the education funds and amasses a personal fortune instead before fleeing North."

I also read "Speak Now".

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