Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup ***Read for university***



Days ago I was with my family, in my home. Now you tell me all is lost? Tell no one who I am, that’s the way to survive? Well I don’t want to survive. I want to live.

{March 2nd 2014} EDIT CONGRATS ON BEST PICTURE, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY AND BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. OMG ASDFGHJKL. <333
//end gushing

{Feb 19th 2014} THE REVIEW

Now I've seen the movie, which helped paint the narrative better. However Northup's own words detail the story with more flesh and bone down to all the itty bitty details. It tells of the horrors that he endured while being a slave. And one of the few that would escape slavery, or rather his narrative regarding his ordeals are one of the few that exist today as a silent literary witness for us to see ourselves just how horrific things were back then. Now I knew things were horrifying, but just knowing that the words I was reading an account of a horrific reality that no one should ever endure in their lifetime.

Solomon Northup, you sir, are a lucky one.

And yes I cried terribly at the end of the movie, it was so powerful.