Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" ⫷ Free Format Kindle [ ↠ Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" ] ❌ Ebook Author Zora Neale Hurston ⇿ One of the greatest writers of our time Toni Morrison Zora Neale Hurstons genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple Short enough to be read in a single sitting, this book is one of those gorgeous, much too fleeting thingsBrimming with observational detail from a man whose life spanned continents and eras, the story is at times devastating, but Hurstons success in bringing it to light is a marvel NPR Aprofound impact on Hurstons literary legacy New York Times With its historically valuable first hand account of slavery and freedom, Barracoon speaks straight to the 21st century world into which it has emergedalmost a century after it was written Lily Rothman, Time Though both Hurston and Lewis are long gone, Hurstons account of the former slaves life serves as a timely reminder of our shared humanityand the consequences that can occur if we forget it People Barracoon and its long path to print is a testament to Zoras singular vision amid so many competing pressures that continue to put us at war with ourselves Huffington Post Barracoons belated publication of her phonetic transcription offers spine chilling access to one of modernitys great crimes, an atrocity that, when described by a victim, suddenly becomes far less distant The Guardian Zora Neale Hurstons recovered masterpiece, Barracoon, is a stunning addition to several overlapping canons of American literature Tayari Jones, Washington Post Zora Neale Hurston has left an indelible legacy on the literary community and commanded an influential place in Black history EssenceNew York Times BestsellerAprofound impact on Hurstons literary legacy.New York TimesOne of the greatest writers of our time.Toni MorrisonZora Neale Hurstons genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece.Alice WalkerA major literary event anewly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with aforeword from Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker,brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave tradeabducted from Africa on the last Black Cargo ship to arrive in the United States.In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile,to interview eighty six year old Cudjo Lewis Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nations history Hurston was there to record Cudjos firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship Spending than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjos pastmemories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjos unique vernacular, and written from Hurstons perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth century, Barracoonmasterfully illustratesthe tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture. 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    • 2.3
    • 146
    • Format Kindle
    • 0062748203
    • Zora Neale Hurston
    • Anglais
    • 08 November 2017