Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

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Penguin, Jan 28, 2003 - Fiction - 240 pages
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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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User Review  - Cherietta - LibraryThing

I read this book a long time ago. I don't remember the dates or that much about the plot, but I recall that I liked it. I'll give it a 3 for now. If I reread it, I may change my mind. Read full review

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User Review  - June6Bug - LibraryThing

Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl is a fictitious account of the common 16th century practice of kidnapping Irish people to work as slaves on Caribbean plantations. Cot is captured, shipped and sold ... Read full review


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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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