Night Wherever We Go

By Tracey Rose Peyton,

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'A hugely impressive debut' SARAH WATERS

'A powerful and inspired achievement. This one is not to be missed' NATHAN HARRIS

'Extraordinary... I'm not sure I've recovered from the experience of reading it, or ever will, or ever should' ELIZABETH MCCRAKEN

'A haunting, powerful and utterly unforgettable read' RACHEL HENG


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Night Wherever We Go is the visceral story of six enslaved women defying their oppressors on a Texas plantation, determined to protect themselves from forced pregnancies. These women are cunning and resourceful!

Told in a first-person-plural voice, Tracey Rose Peyton's narrative is a powerful portrayal of collective resistance. It sheds light on a dark chapter of American history with unflinching honesty.

Night Wherever We Go follows a group of enslaved women in mid-nineteenth-century Texas.

The failed and desperate farmer who owns these women has brought them to Texas to breed them. I recommend this book because it explores an aspect of chattel slavery that is often glossed over.

Slavery is discussed as an institution that thoroughly dehumanized everyone involved. But what exactly that means, to dehumanize, to be dehumanized is not always explored in such depth.

These women band together in a form of quiet, collective resistance. They come from a variety of backgrounds and have different religious beliefs. They don’t…

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