Stories of slavery, told in diaries and letters. * The story: 'The crops failed. I sold my children.' Their tales are told in stories covering the experiences of African-Americans from the 18th century to the 20th century, set in Liberia, Colorado, an American slave ship and wartime Britain. * Themes: Slavery, prejudice, multicultural, genres * ...
Stories of slavery, told in diaries and letters. * The story: 'The crops failed. I sold my children.' Their tales are told in stories covering the experiences of African-Americans from the 18th century to the 20th century, set in Liberia, Colorado, an American slave ship and wartime Britain. * Themes: Slavery, prejudice, multicultural, genres * Diaries and letters * Short stories: individual sections of the book could be used at KS3 * Multicultural * Challenging read * Significant author * Suitable for both boys and girls * 11-19 year olds
Very Good. STATES 1ST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, paperback, 1ST PRINTING WITH FULL NUMBER LINE, no marks noted in text, Each order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
VG+ in NF jacket. Signed by Author The book is maroon paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine; there is a small bump at bottom of spine. The DJ has no defects to note. The book is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
First American edition. Light soiling on the top edge, else fine, in a near fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author. A novel of an African father who sells his children into slavery, and what became of them.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 9780679405337. Used hardcover in dj, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE, STATED FIRST US EDITION. covers lightly scuffed but clean, no major tears, not price-clipped. light wear, binding and pages are solid, text is clean, boards and deckled page edges lightly scuffed but clean.; 8.40 X 6 X 1.20 inches; 237 pages; Signed by Author.
Fine / Fine. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall. 237 pages, brown quarter-cloth. A fine clean neat hardcover first edition with minimal shelf wear, binding and hinges tight, paper white. In an fine dust jacket with the original price.
Very fine in very fine unclipped dj. First U.S. Edition. A Novel. Signed by Phillips on the title page. Stated first American edition. Fifth novel. Phillips was born on St. Kitts, and raised in Britain. In addition to winning the 1993 James Tait Black Award for Fiction, CROSSING THE RIVER was shortisted for the 1993 Booker Prize. 8vo boards & cloth.
Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 067940533x. Signed by Phillips. The author's depiction of the African diaspora, spanning four eras in African American history, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A tiny publisher's ink dot to the back panel.; Signed by Author.
Very Good+ in Very Good+, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First American Edition stated on verso of title page; signed by Caryl Phillips on the title page with no inscription; minor wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; removable "Autographed Copy" sticker on front cover.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Inscribed By Author (CAD) INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: "To---/ with thnaks and best/ wishes/ Caryl Phillips/ Toronto, February/ 15th 1994", no other markings, Fine in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to head of spine. Boards, 237pp. The author was born in St. Kitts. This novel is about a slave ship bound for America. (1.5 JM FO 24/4.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-11-22 Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this new novel from the author of Cambridge combines four discrete narratives of different eras in African American history to form a stirring meditation on the hardships and perseverance of people torn from home. Three stories are of African Americans ``sinking hopeful roots into difficult soil'': Nash Williams, a former slave repatriated to Africa in 1834, is a Christian missionary in the rough, new country of Liberia; Martha Randolph, an elderly woman set free after the Civil War, heads west, hoping to find the husband and daughter sold many years before; and Travis, a black U.S. serviceman stationed in England during WW II, falls in love with a white, married Englishwoman and dreams of a home for the two of them away from past trials. The title story concerns James Hamilton, a 17th-century British slave trader, who, in letters home to his sweetheart and entries in the ship's log, coolly chronicles the steady accumulation of human livestock, slowed only by high prices and death. Phillips writes elegantly in a wide variety of voices, from the ``many-tongued chorus . . . of a common African memory'' that frames his book to the terse log entries of James Hamilton to the feverish hallucinations of Martha Randolph. His memorable, convincing characters, broad vision and evocative narrative result in a novel both resonant and deeply moving. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1994-12-19 Phillips's depiction of the African diaspora, spanning four eras in African American history, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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