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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan

Author: Thomas Lockley; Geoffrey Girard; Gary Furlong
Publisher: New York : Harlequin Audio, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Unabridged.; Retail editionView all editions and formats
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When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, and trained into a boy soldier in India, he had ended up an indentured servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he visited India, China and the budding Catholic missions in Japan. From the volatile port city of Nagasaki to travel on pirate-infested waters, he lived it all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Yasuke, (Black Samuraï)
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Lockley; Geoffrey Girard; Gary Furlong
ISBN: 9781488255540 1488255547
OCLC Number: 1099279455
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Gary Furlong.
Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 10 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard.

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When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, and trained into a boy soldier in India, he had ended up an indentured servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he visited India, China and the budding Catholic missions in Japan. From the volatile port city of Nagasaki to travel on pirate-infested waters, he lived it all and learned more every day. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them viewed him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local traditions) Buddha or a local war god or demon. Among those who were drawn to his presence were Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, he was learning the traditions of Japan's martial arts, fighting in battles and ascending to the upper echelons of Japanese society.

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