The Atlantic Sound by Caryl Phillips

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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.


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Caryl Phillips lives in New York City.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published February 20, 2009 by Vintage. 290 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Next, in Ghana, he refers to the memoirs of the African Philip Quaque, who served as chaplain at the British slave trading fort but never mentioned the slave trade;

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In the opening narrative, John Emmanuel Ocfansey, the adopted son of a prominent African trader on the Gold Coast, travels to Liverpool, England, in 1881 to investigate the loss of a substantial amount of his father's money, clinging to his Christian faith as he enters the thicket of the British ...

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