Lucinda Roy

Click to listen to Lucinda Roy talk with Vox Humanities’ Sylvester Johnson about The Freedom Race





Drawing the maps for THE FREEDOM RACE
Lucinda Roy writes about what it as like  to draw persona maps for The Freedom Race
THE AUDIO VERSION OF THE FREEDOM RACE, Macmillan Audio, available from Audible. 
Adjoa Andoh of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bridgerton fame is the narrator for The Freedom Race

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 “Every now and then a work comes along that makes you wonder whether you are reading or dreaming. And you’re not sure it matters which.”—Nikki Giovanni

“If ‘resilience’ was a book, it would be The Freedom Race. It has a prescience about it in the tradition of Octavia Butler.” —Maurice Broaddus

“American magic-realism meets the outcome of the Second U.S. Civil War in a well-told, brutally jolting, strangely prescient, and soul-haunting narrative.”—L. E. Modesitt, Jr., bestselling author of the Saga of Recluce series

“Roy’s comprehensive worldbuilding and immersive language creates a tapestry that blends realistic fantasy with the Black experience in the United States…. Ji-ji’s journey is a story of resilience and hope rooted in a place where Octavia Butler and Rivers Solomon intersect with The Handmaid’s Tale.”—Booklist

This gut-wrenching read takes place in a near-future United States where white people once again enslave African Americans….This powerful, riveting novel provides a glimpse into a nightmarish future that’s all too similar to our past.–Buzzfeed (A pick for Buzzfeed’s “Best Books of July 2021.”)