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It’s just like dog- and cockfighting, except with people. I first noticed it at a drugstore paperback rack. But Mandingo isn’t the sort of thing I mean. Must have been really upsetting to some people. I really feel like a shower about now. Soon, Blanche is also pregnant.

The very mundane events and pointless conversations about the same topics made it feel like I was onsfott, listening to these caricatures go on and on about irrational thoughts and prejudices in a very rational tone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Given the background of the author in “dog show judging”, he gave a unique perspective of a manringo who treated his slaves worse than one would treat a dog. Apr 19, Alan Smith rated it liked it. Jun 22, Steven rated it really liked it. But I honestly can’t be sure.

The cultural taboo of white women having sex with black male slaves in Mandingo is filtered through the mind and experiences of Hammond Maxwell. There’s quite a cast of characters that make the Maxwells seem downright virtuous at times, but not for long. This is a sound attractive hardback with dust jacket.

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Hammond, on knstott side is willing to do his duty to provide his father with progeny, but finds sex with slaves much more satisfying than with his wife. Charles and Hammond take Mede to a bar to fight with ontsott slaves. He was an eccentric who was happy with a life of little work, ample cigarettes, and gin. The writer does not form “sides”; he writes the characters’ stories almost dispassionately and the reader is left to form his own opinion as to each character’s merits or failings, and the culture of the times.

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Jun 17, Lindy Bell rated it onsyott was ok. Feb 18, Evan marked it as to-read Shelves: The slave characters aren’t admirable at all – either conniving, overbearing, shifty, lazy, or dumb and don’t know any better. Interior is clean and tig I asked to read the discarded pages onstott she said it was too terrible probably so for a 12 year oldbut I got t I’m marking this a read, although I didnt actually read it, my mother did and then gave me a blow by blow verbal accounting of the story.

Blanche has her baby, a girl, Sophy. Lists with This Book. View all 9 comments. I’m not sure I’d recommend these to anyone yet it is a good look at slavery and racism in all it’s stark realities. Characters were well-rounded and language raw. The white men in Mandingo take for granted their entitlement onsyott sleep with female slaves, and offering a “bed wench” to a male guest is part of the code of southern hospitality.

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Bottom front corner has a small crease. Nicol rated it it was amazing. Somebody always turned it around so that the cover was not displayed.

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She so kindly mandingp me a complete stranger go in her house and use her bathroom. Crest,14th Crest printing. When Blanche reveals her fear that Hammond will sleep around with “white whores”, Hammond bluntly states, “White ladies make me puke.

Aug 09, Gail rated it liked it. Hammond sees Mede wearing the earrings as Blanche’s silly form of revenge and it amuses him: The plot is strong and the writing is competent so it’s no struggle at all to read. Mandingo, by Kyle Onstott.

I’m glad I read it even though it was a slog at times. This is a particularly poignant act of retaliation against Hammond because he bought an identical pair of earrings for Ellen. In either case, the reader gets a glimpse into the dehumanizing effects of slavery on both the owner manvingo the owned.

It was beneath the dignity of his race—somehow bestial.