The Water Dancer [Book Review] #ThrowBackThursday

October 7, 2021

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer review

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, African-American, Slavery, Underground Railroad

In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a thought provoking and compelling story, The Water Dancer by Na-Hehisi Coates.

I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

My Summary:

The Water Dancer tells the engaging and powerful story of Hiram Walker who is born into slavery and who has a mysterious and magical power. He is compelled to leave his home and adopted mother as he follows his rebellious spirit and searches for freedom. Hiram connects with the Underground Railroad, masters his mysterious power, and seeks to return home on his own terms to rescue his adopted mother and his love interest.”

A powerful story with page-turning action…

Continue here for my full review of The Water Dancer…


Have you read The Water Dancer or is it on your TBR?


    • I enjoy visiting past reviews….It’s like seeing an old friend! Thanks for commenting and leaving your link ..I’m hopping over now!

  1. I’ve held back from reading this because of that mention about the mysterious and magical powers. I just can’t get on with anything ‘magical’

    • I hear you and feel the same….Although I didn’t 100% embrace it, it worked mostly in this story I think because it was connected to culture. From that perspective, it didn’t bother me.

Leave a Reply