A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation in The Year of Our Lord 19– by Jerome B. Holgate or Oliver Bolokitten(Pen Name) – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Dystopian Novel A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation in The Year of Our Lord 19–

Oliver Bolokitten’s published his first dystopian satirical novel A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation in the Year of Our Lord 19– in 1835. It describes criticism upon abolitionists as endorsers of amalgamation or interracial marriage. As a satirical novel, it became first of its kind and argued against miscegenation and the decolonisation of black people. The book follows a racist approach.

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Author: Jerome B. Holgate (Oliver Bolokitten)

Genre: Satirical fiction/ Sci-fiction /dystopian

Goodreads Rating: 2.33 of 5

My Rating: 3.0 of 10

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Review and Summary of the Dystopian Novel A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation in The Year of Our Lord 19–

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Bolokitte the narrator of the story says that everything offers a cause and links abolitionists and slavery. He noticed four people on the shore of the City of Amalgamation who embarked a boat, namely two white men and two black women. He followed them to the city, and they told him that amalgamation changed into a fashion. They reached a Church, and a preacher named Wildfire preached about the benefits of amalgamation.

People’s noses had contraptions to protect the white people from the smell of their black spouses. After the completion of the sermon, people called for initiation into the holy fraternity.

The first step included boiling, where they filled the room with a liquid coming out from the kettle and penetrated the minds of attendees. All went into hallucination, and this process removed the prejudice. It aimed to keep people away from discrimination. Women flogged towards it, and they received injections with syringes full of perfume to purify them.

The final purification technique referred to proboscis and used a wire of silver attached to a metallic plaster. Bolokitten came to know that Stenfast is a white man who married a white woman. Sternfast told him that one of his children would marry a black man in his replacement. The story ended with two white people becoming married that creates a racism feel. It remains critical to keep the timeframe of the publication in mind.

Final Say on The Dystopian Novel A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation in The Year of Our Lord 19–  

The novel provides an interesting and thought-provoking approach about how a writer imagined the multicultural society. This book is an example of the beginning of satire. The writer followed a pessimistic approach towards black and white people living together. He depicted happiness with having two white people being married, and the approach seems bizarre.

The book presented an exceedingly racist approach. The story remains fascinating and gives a different insight into the circumstances of racism. I rate this book a 3 out of 10.

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