Barracoon: the Story of the Last Slave

Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston

History

Abducted from Africa, sold in America.


"A deeply affecting record of an extraordinary life"- Daily Telegraph


A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.


The true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade.


In August 1931, famed anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston travelled to Alabama to visit ninety-year-old Cudjo Lewis, a former slave.


Over three months, Cudjo shared heart-rending memories of his childhood in Africa; the horrors of being captured - fifty years after slavery was outlawed - and held in the Ouidah barracoons for selection by American slavers; the harrowing ordeal of the Middle Passage aboard the Clotilda with over one hundred other souls; and the years he spent in slavery.


Barracoon brings to life Cudjo's singular voice in an invaluable contribution to history and culture, a work as poignant as it is profound.


Passage aboard the Clotilda with over one hundred other souls; and the years he spent in slavery.


Barracoon brings to life Cudjo's singular voice in an invaluable contribution to history and culture, a work as poignant as it is profound.

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General Fields

  • : 9780008368036
  • : Harlequin Mills & Boon, Limited
  • : Harlequin Mills & Boon, Limited
  • : December 2019
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zora Neale Hurston
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 306.3620973
  • : 208