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Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"

Author: Zora Neale Hurston; Deborah G Plant; Alice Walker; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"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 nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Online version:
Hurston, Zora Neale.
Named Person: Cudjo Lewis; Cudjo Lewis; Cudjo Lewis; Cudjo Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zora Neale Hurston; Deborah G Plant; Alice Walker; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
ISBN: 0062748203 9780062748201 006286436X 9780008297664 0008297665 9780062864369
OCLC Number: 1021879113
Description: xxviii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword : Those who love us never leave us alone with our grief: reading Barracoon: the story of the last "black cargo" / by Alice Walker --
Introduction --
Barracoon : Preface --
Introduction --
The king arrives --
Barracoon --
Slavery --
Freedom --
Marriage --
Kossula learns about law --
Alone --
Appendix : Takkoi or Attako: children's game ; Stories Kossula told me ; The monkey and the camel ; Story of de Jonah ; Now disa Abraham fadda de faitful ; The lion woman --
Afterword and additional materials / edited by Deborah G. Plant --
Founders and original residents of Africatown --
Other Titles: Story of the last "black cargo"
Responsibility: Zora Neale Hurston ; edited by Deborah G. Plant ; foreword by Alice Walker.


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  Read more...


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"That Zora Neale Hurston should find and befriend Cudjo Lewis, the last living man with firsthand memory of capture in Africa and captivity in Alabama, is nothing shy of a miracle. Barracoon is a Read more...

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