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Ama

Author: Manu Herbstein
Publisher: New York : Open Road Intergrated Media, [2000] ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thrust into a foreign land, passed from owner to owner, stripped of her identity. This is the life of Nandzi, who was given the name Ama, a name strange to her and her tribal culture. A life of struggle and resignation, bondage and freedom, passion and indifference, intense love and remorseless hate. Though forced into desperation, Ama never lets her soul be consumed by fear. While the stories of individual slaves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manu Herbstein
ISBN: 9781497636019 1497636019
OCLC Number: 912495355
Awards: Commonwealth Prize foar Best First Book, 2002
Description: 456 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Story of the Atlantic slave trade
Responsibility: Manu Herbstein.

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Thrust into a foreign land, passed from owner to owner, stripped of her identity. This is the life of Nandzi, who was given the name Ama, a name strange to her and her tribal culture. A life of struggle and resignation, bondage and freedom, passion and indifference, intense love and remorseless hate. Though forced into desperation, Ama never lets her soul be consumed by fear. While the stories of individual slaves have been blurred into one mass, Ama's story personifies the experience of eighteenth-century Africans in an unforgettable way. Her entrancing story of defiance and spiritual fire starts from the day she is brutally seized, raped, and enslaved, and ends with her breathing the pure air of freedom. Ama is a deeply engrossing and colorful novel, packed with violence, sex, and action. The resilience of her spirit will grip readers from the first page to the last of Manu Herbstein's spellbinding novel.

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