The runaways take on new identities and begin a new life across the state line. Novel about slavery read by Clarke Peters.
The runaways take on new identities and begin a new life across the state line.
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 (The Wire, Treme)
Abridged by Sara Davies
Producer: Mair Bosworth
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.