Review; The Deep by Rivers Solomon

A while ago I read the fantasy novel The Deep by Rivers Solomon and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.

Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.

Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are.

My Thoughts on the Book
The Deep is a well written fantasy novel about generational trauma, memories and community. There's several amazing characters in this book with a wide array of gender and sexual identities, which is a big bonus in my eyes. The book also indirectly touches upon slavery if one looks closely.

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