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The Atlantic Sound

 
 
 
 
The Atlantic Sound
Author: Caryl Phillips
ISBN 13: 9780375701030
ISBN 10: 375701036
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2001-10-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $16.00
 
 

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.

Black Issue Book Review - Samira A. Bashir

In The Atlantic Sound, Caryl Phillips takes readers across the deadly triangle of the transatlantic slave trade through a series of based-on-true-life stories which examine the legacy of slavery.