Ajeemah and His Son

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In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are snatched by slave traders from their home in Africa while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu’s bride-to-be. Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations never to see one another again.

Readers will come away with a new sense of respect for those who maintained their dignity and humanity under the cruelest of circumstances.

1993 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

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