Mandingo is a novel written in by Kyle Onstott. The book is set in the s in the antebellum South primarily around Falconhurst, a fictional plantation in. Mandingo by Kyle Onstott starting at $ Mandingo has 6 available editions to buy at Alibris. Results 1 – 30 of Mandingo by Onstott, Kyle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Warren Maxwell and his son Hammond plant cotton every year, but the dirt is worthless and the labor is only a means to keep their “stock” “soun’ and vig’ous. Onstott dedicated Mandingo to Philip and Vicky. Hammond is skeptical and is not sexually attracted to white women. When he visits the Woodfords and meets his future wife, Blanche, Hammond shares a bed with Charles Woodford and is given a slave to have sex with.

A long time comin’ out,” commented Maxwell. The characters are very well developed and the storyline is interesting. Mandingo is a novel by Kyle Onstottpublished in Not for the faint of heart or the historically literate, it’s like a train wreck — once you start, you can’t put it down! Van Deburg writes that “None onstltt the three contributors to the [Falconhurst] series could be considered knowledgeable about the black experience” [23] and argued that “The Falconhurst novels reveled in white sexual exploitation of black slaves.

When Mede resists, he uses a pitchfork to stab the slave to death and then orders the other slaves to keep the fire going, thus turning Mede into a soup. I offered to pay for it mandingoo she refused to take my money.

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Wow, I madningo forgotten what the cover even looked like, but I remember the title and the dog-eared pages of scenes onsott got passed around the lunch table Same with Blanche’s mother’s deafness and ear horn. I thi Pretty much trash writing. The story takes place over the course of a few years in the s, in rural Alabama on the slave-breeding plantation of Falconhurst. However, Paul Talbot points out that some contemporary reviews accepted the novel as shocking, yet truthful.

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Drum Kyle Onstott – ID: It was adapted into the feature film “Mandingo” which in two hours faithfully follows this book, and which is as painful to watch as the book is to read. See all 11 questions about Mandingo…. To view it, click here. It was beneath the dignity of his race—somehow bestial.

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I asked to read the discarded pages but 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. The cultural taboo of white women having sex with black male slaves in Mandingo is filtered through the mind and experiences of Pnstott Maxwell. It’s just like dog- and cockfighting, except with people.

There is much discussion over the virility of male slaves, such as when the cook, Lucretia Borgia, and Warren Maxwell have a discussion about who the father of her baby is:. Hammond, on his side is willing to do his duty to provide his father jandingo progeny, but finds sex with slaves much more satisfying than with his wife. The ending has haunted me for years. Sep 30, Tracy Verma rated it it was amazing. Since this was published inI can well imagine that it was the interracial stuff and kule deviancies rich New Orleans pedophiles buying boys that made it so notorious, because the sex is non-existent.


Onstott is not a “Great American Writer”, but he takes some of the most hated traditions of an evil institutions and blends them into a sexy soap opera and somehow it becomes memorable.

All I can say is “What an eye opener for a young Canadian girl”.

I read this book as a teenager and in hindsight I can say that it made quite an impression on me. AlabamaUnited States. Hammond plans to use his winnings to buy a diamond ring for Blanche.

Mandingo by Kyle Onstott

Kyle Onstott made no apology for writing this book to make money. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a “Must Read” by any stretch of the imagination Now this book is about fifty flavors of racist, and bigotry just leaps from the pages, yet it is a compelling read. Pretty much trash writing. For example, Big Pearl Mede’s sister comes down with a “misery” and this rather blah event Sick slave! In addition to keeping a “bed wench” at home, when Hammond Maxwell travels to various locations, his hosts usually offer a slave to sleep with along with dinner and a bed.

Apr 19, Alan Smith rated it liked it. While in Mississippi, Hammond sells one of his male slaves to a German woman, who obviously wants onatott slave for sex.

That squirt no good. I’m not a prude but the nonstop descriptions of slave genitalia made me super uncomfortable.