The Atlantic Sound

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Author(s): Caryl Phillips
Original Publish Date: Feb 25, 2009
Product Number: EB00170486
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307481740
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West African businessman's interactions with white Methodists in nineteenth-century Liverpool to an eighteenth-century African minister's complicity in the selling of slaves to a fearless white judge's crusade for racial justice in 1940s Charleston, South Carolina, Phillips reveals the global the impact of being uprooted from one's home through resonant, powerful narratives.

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