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The African

Harold Courlander

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Genres:

Romance

Description:

The African is Harold Courlander's critically-acclaimed novel of the slave trade as seen through the eyes of Hwesuhunu. An insightful journey through the volatile frontiers of American slavery, this unforgettable story is the riveting primary source for Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Roots. Hwesuhunu's life is portrayed in heartbreaking detail. Starting with his capture by French slave traders and the horrors of the Middle Passage, The African recounts his heroic fight for survival while shipwrecked on the island of Saint Lucia, his enslavement on a Georgia plantation, and his fate-driven quest for freedom as a runaway. Throughout these ordeals, Courlander passionately and eloquently conveys the full panorama of Hwesuhunu's emotions, from the desperate confusion over his plight to his consuming search for his life's meaning. Peter Francis James' deeply resonant voice brings Courlander's masterful prose to life with power and purpose.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Francis James

Length:

13h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

55:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

49:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:14