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Written by Caryl PhillipsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Caryl Phillips

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 9, 2001
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70103-0 (0-375-70103-6)
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about this book

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.

"A lyrical survey that…elicit[s] and illuminat[es] the patterns and prejudices of race."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Impressive, poignant…. A travel book crafted with the touch of a skilled novelist."
--Time Out New York

"A trenchant…book that sounds the depth of slavery’s legacy."
--San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle