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Peeling Onions Olivia Greene

Peeling Onions

Olivia Greene

Published December 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781448988228
Paperback
254 pages
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For most of her life, Matilda Berry Aniwaya hid her Cherokee last name and clandestine marriage to Jayant Aniwaya from her friends and family. At the age of eighty-three, she unfolds an historical account of occurrences in Little Swain, Georgia, aMoreFor most of her life, Matilda Berry Aniwaya hid her Cherokee last name and clandestine marriage to Jayant Aniwaya from her friends and family. At the age of eighty-three, she unfolds an historical account of occurrences in Little Swain, Georgia, a hamlet burdened with Civil Rights Movement protests led by a band of Cherokee who secretly remained in Georgia during the Trail of Tears. They peacefully wish to bring integration to the small town. Simultaneously, a series of heinous killings sweep through Little Swain. Matilda recounts the story, comparing the psyches of the inhabitants to the onions she is peeling for a stew as she relates the tale. She thinks aloud, using the vegetables as her audience as she observes, A[a�AOnce you get the rough, brown outer covering off, things get complicated- some layers sweet and tender and others rough and bitter.A[a�A