A novel on an African-American hero. In 1839 Joseph Cinque, also known as Singbe, leads a rising of African slaves on a Spanish slave ship. They kill most of the crew and order the navigator to steer for Africa, but he steers in the opposite direction and they are captured by the Americans. Abolitionists take up their cause, the Supreme Court rules they are free men and Cinque returns home covered in glory. A first novel.
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Review: AmistadUser Review - Carolee Weber - Goodreads
Read this for African Book Group and then saw movie. I wasn't that impressed with Pesci's narrative skills. I didn't think the characters came alive. I wish he had written this as narrative non ... Read full review
Review: AmistadUser Review - Mel Bush - Goodreads
An amazing true story. Artistic license has been taken to flesh out this narrative of course, but it's still a good read. Read full review