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An alternate history historical fantasy steampunk novel set in the Belgian Congo, from noted short story writer Nisi Shawl Everfair is a wonderful Neo Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium s disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier Fabian So An alternate history historical fantasy steampunk novel set in the Belgian Congo, from noted short story writer Nisi Shawl Everfair is a wonderful Neo Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium s disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo s owner, King Leopold II This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.Shawl s speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history

Title : Everfair
Author :  Nisi Shawl
Language : English
Isbn : 1466837845
Format :
Pages : 381 pages

Rating: 4.1

Reviewer: 9903 Reviews