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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caryl Phillips Narrator: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two worlds, connected by the insult of slavery, are explored in this powerful novel: the Caribbean plantation hierarchy in its every shade of prejudice; and England, at a time when the abolition of slavery was official, but London bird and beast shops still sold African children like pets.

It is a shocking and unforgettable account of inhumanity - of a self-pronounced Christian nation resistant to black religious conversion because all people might suddenly recognise that they were equal under God. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebekah | 8/18/2013

    " An intriguing blend of travel narrative, slave narrative, and courtly romance. Phillips uses the female imperial eye to show the hypocrisy and inhumanity of absentee landlords and the creolization of English plantation owners during the slavery era in the Caribbean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by G | 7/15/2012

    " A feverish tone and an unnerving atmosphere make it a vivid portrayal of the transAtlantic slave trade. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nafiza | 5/21/2012

    " This was a painful read. The things school makes me read. :\ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by G | 2/12/2011

    " I think this is the best of Caryl Phillips' novels, a brilliant story of the ambivalences and contradictions and hypocrisies in a slave-owning colonial society. "

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