Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 28, 2003 - Fiction - 240 pages
20 Reviews
Kidnapped from Galway, Ireland, as a young girl, shipped to Barbados, and forced to work the land alongside African slaves, Cot Daley's life has been shaped by injustice. In this stunning debut novel, Kate McCafferty re-creates, through Cot's story, the history of the more than fifty thousand Irish who were sold as indentured servants to Caribbean plantation owners during the seventeenth century. As Cot tells her story-the brutal journey to Barbados, the harrowing years of fieldwork on the sugarcane plantations, her marriage to an African slave and rebel leader, and the fate of her children—her testimony reveals an exceptional woman's astonishing life.


  

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Review: Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

User Review  - Rodney Moorhead - Goodreads

I at first thought this was a nonfiction book when I bought it. My mistake. However it is wonderfully written and you can tell the writer did a lot of research. A lot of folks don't know just how many white slaves there were in the new world and often how they were treated a lot worst than others. Read full review

Review: Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

This book was amazing and moving. As an African American woman I had no idea such horror as slavery had been visited upon the Irish. I will share this book with my own children when I have them. Irish ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Kate McCafferty was born in the United States and received her Ph.D. in English. Since then she has taught English in colleges all over the world. She has published essays, poems, and short fiction pieces in a number of publications. Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl is her first novel.

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