Cora and Caesar encounter the underground railroad for the first time. Novel about American slavery read by Clarke Peters.
Cora and Caesar encounter the underground railroad for the first time.
Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.
This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.
Read by Clarke Peters.
Abridged by Sara Davies
Producer: Mair Bosworth
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.