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Barracoon Free read ✓ 102 S from his childhood in Africa the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil WarOffering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all black and white this work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and cultur. We cry cause we slave In night time we cry we say we born and raised to be free people and now we slave We doan know why we be bring way from our country to work lak dis It strange to us Well what to say I m ambivalent about this one The part Zora Neale Hurston actually wrote is beautiful and raw and touching In 1927 she interviewed Kossula Cudjo Lewis then 86 years old who was one of the last black slaves brought to America He along with 100 some others was smuggled into the United States after it became illegal to do so He was enslaved for 5 12 years until the abolition of slavery Barracoon The Story of the Last Black Cargo is Kossula s story I love that Ms Hurston used his dialect For some this makes it difficult to read I however think it adds so much to the account Kossula becomes real in a way that I don t think he would be if it was told in every day English You feel his pain his longing for his home in Africa his confusion as to why he was stolen and brought here It breaks your heart to read Through a period of interviews Kossula related his story to Ms Hurston beginning with the history of his grandfather and some of the customs of his people He then relates how a rival tribe captured and sold him to white slave traders He talks briefly about his time as a slave and then some of his life afterwards Such a tragic sad story full of so much pain and suffering inflicted on countless numbers of Africans The reason I m not giving this book 5 stars even though I love the way Zora Neale Hurston tells Kossula s story is that it is incredibly brief There is a foreword and an introduction which I think added to story by providing context The story itself ended all too abruptly a bit over half way through the book I was very disappointed as I hadn t realised that it was so short The rest of the book is an afterword by the editor of the book a glossary that I don t think was needed a bibliography further notes and a couple of African tales Kossula told to Ms Hurston It felt as though the editor was just trying to make it book length in order to get it published with all the inclusions I m very glad I read it and I ll be thinking of Kossula for a long time However I m disappointed and feel cheated I know silly but I think this is something a lot of book lovers can relate to at some point that it was so brief and yet the book seemed like it would be longer Perhaps if I d realised ahead of time that half the book was written by others I wouldn t feel so disappointed by its brevity

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Barracoon Free read ✓ 102 In 1927 Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau Alabama just outside Mobile to interview eighty six year old Cudjo Lewis Of the millions of men women and children transported from Africa to America as slaves Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slav. This book was suppressed for over 70 years because the myth of poor exploited Africans capturing and selling their countrymen to the evil white slavers suited America with their collective guilt and wish not to offend African Americans further But you cannot build a house on shifting sands and this book by one of America s absolute top journalists of the era provides part of the missing foundationI read it at or less the same time as the very genial Michael W Twitty s The Cooking Gene A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South which explores through extreme DNA analysis of his blood all the strands from Africa to Scotland that have slaver and enslaved native American and free white alike It is not just cooking but culture and both have affected American history At this time I also read The Hungry Empire How Britain s uest for Food Shaped the Modern World This had a chapter on slavery in Africa It was very surprising to read of the salons of the African women with their imported china tea sets and high life style financed by their involvement in the slave trade This was a very sophisticated society This was not the rough tribal end we are all taught were exploited by the slaversThese three books together have opened my eyes to the organisation of the immense business of entrapping people holding them as goods and selling them to be enslaved as essentially farm animals And the best of these Barraccon has been suppressedHurson interviewed the last living slave Mr Cudjo Lewis over three months He tells in detail of his capture at the age of 19 and the conditions in his part of Africa that meant his capturers main business was the supply of captured men and conseuently agriculture suffered from a lack of manpower and they had to import their foodstuff That s a very cynical society that does that to its fellow men one that puts profit above feeding the nation Oh wait that s almost a model for our own societies todayIt isn t brilliantly written it is very short but it is paradigm shifting and I would like to give everyone a copy of this book every school child every adult in all the countries that captured or enslaved Africans and all the African Americans who suffered from in this business where the Black man is as much to blame as the White If there had been no product to buy there would have been no trade Someone else would have suffered instead This is not to take away from slavery the extreme cruelty wrought on Africans as slaves by the White man I m only talking here of the business of demand and supply How Africans were treated in the Americas is strictly the White man s sinI am writing this not as an American I m writing this as a British woman with half my life spent in the Caribbean in an educated country where the Black man has been king for 150 years My persepective may not be one you share But a review is an opinion a collection of thoughts engendered by a book and these are mine UnBonded Ruth Gron #3 eighty six year old Cudjo Lewis Of the millions of men women and children transported from Africa to America as slaves Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slav. 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Barracoon Free read ✓ 102 E trade was outlawed in the United StatesIn 1931 Hurston returned to Plateau the African centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship Spending than three months there she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life During those weeks the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past memorie. Though the United States passed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves in 1807 boats continued to deliver abducted Africans to America for than 50 years The last shipment of slaves arrived in Alabama on the ship Clotilda in 1860 on the eve of the Civil WarOne of the African men on the Clotilda was Oluale Kossula also known as Cudjo Lewis who survived five years of slavery became a free man and helped found the black enclave of Africatown or Plateau near Mobile AlabamaIn 1927 when Cudjo was in his mid eighties he was interviewed by Zora Neale Hurston the American folklorist anthropologist and author In this book Hurston relates Cudjo s story much of it in his own wordsCudjo LewisZora Neale HurstonCudjo describes his ancestry and his early life in the African village of Takkoi where he was happy with his family and friends Then when Cudjo was 19 his village was invaded by warriors from nearby Dahomey who killed some residents and kidnapped others to sell to white slavers De King of Dahomey you know he got very rich ketchin slaves He keep his army all de time making raids to grabee people to sell The scene Cudjo describes is horrific Dey got de women soldiers too and dey run wid de big knife and dey ketch people and saw de neck wid de knife den dey twist de head so it come off de neck Oh Lor Lor I see de peoples gittee kill so fast Cudjo s village was located in what is now BeninThe white slavers housed the Africans in a barracoon near the ocean until 65 men and 65 women were loaded onto the Clotilda and brought to Mobile Alabama There they were split up among the slavers who kept some Africans for themselves and sold the others We seventy days cross de water from de Affica soil and now dey part us from one nother Derefore we cry Our grief so heavy look lak we cain stand it I think maybe I die in my sleep when I dream about my mamaA barracoonCudjo talks about his life as a slave which was difficult for several reasons The work was very hard and the new African slaves didn t mesh well with those already living in the country In night time we cry we say we born and raised to be free people and now we slave We doan know why we be bring way from our country to work lak dis It strange to us Everybody lookee at us strange We want to talk wid de udder colored folkses but dey doan know whut we say Some makee de fun at us After emancipation a group of freed slaves who couldn t raise the money to return home established Africatown We call our village Affican Town near Mobile Alabama Cudjo married a woman named Seely unofficially at first then after they joined the church with a proper license So den we gittee married by de license but I doan love my wife no mo wid de license than I love her befo de license She a good woman and I love her all de time Shacks in AfricatownAfricatown is now a tourist attractionCudjo and Seely had six children fives boys and a girl Oh Lor Oh Lor We so happy We been married ten months when we have our first baby We call him Yah Jimmy just de same lak we was in de Afficky soil For Americky we call him Aleck Along with other residents of Africatown Cudjo sought to educate his offspring We Afficans try raise our chillun right When dey say we ign nant we go together and build de school house Den de county send us a teacher We Afficky men doan wait lak de other colored people till de white folks gittee ready to build us a school We build one for ourself den astee de county to send us de teacher Residents of AfricatownCudjo s children had a difficult time living in America All de time de chillun growin de American folks dey picks at dem Dey callee my chillun ig nant savage and make out dey kin to monkey Derefo my boys dey fight Dey got to fight all de timeWhen dey whip de other boys dey folks come to our house and tellee us Yo boys mighty bad Cudjo We fraid they goin kill somebody This violence may have contributed to some of the children s unfortunate endsOne son was killed by a law enforcement officer Somebody call hisself a deputy sheriff kill de baby boy now If my boy done something wrong it his place come rest him lak a manHe have words wid my boy but he skeered face him Derefo you unnerstand me he hidee hisself in de butcher wagon and when it gittee to my boy s storeDis man he hidin hisself in de back of de wagon an shootee my boy A second son was hit by a railroad train but the company offered no compensation A lawyer later helped Cudjo sue for recompense but Cudjo didn t see a penny of the money Of the four remaining children three died of illnesses and one mysteriously disappeared When Hurston interviewed Cudjo Seely had also been dead for 20 years perhaps from a broken heartIt s clear from the book that Cudjo had a very difficult life traumatized by the barbarity of slavery and devastated by its subseuent conseuences including discrimination bigotry and aggression towards the communities and families of black people Cudjo s story is both moving and disturbing and demonstrates how some things in the United States haven t changed enoughTo earn Cudjo s goodwill Hurston would bring him Georgia peaches watermelon and once a Virginia ham Over the course of many visits Hurston also helped Cudjo clean the church where he was a sexton worked in his garden and drove him to buy crabs Hurston notes I had spent two months with Kossula who is called Cudjo trying to find the answers to my uestions Some days we ate great uantities of clingstone peaches and talked Sometimes we ate watermelon and talked Once it was a huge mess of steamed crabs Sometimes we just ate Sometimes we just talked At other times neither was possible he just chased me away He wanted to work in his garden or fix his fences He couldn t be bothered The present was too urgent to let the past intrude But on the whole he was glad to see me and we became warm friends Cudjo in his cabinThe end of the book contains Cudjo s recitation of several African folktales which are sly and amusing This is an interesting book recommended to readers interested in African history slavery and anthropologyYou can follow my reviews at


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  1. says: (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston Free read Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï Zora Neale Hurston

    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston “I want to ask you many things I want to know who you are and how you came to be a slave; and to what part of Africa do you belong and how you fared as a slave and how you have managed as a free man”when he lifted his wet face again he murmured Thankee Jesus Somebody come ast about Cudjo I want tellee somebody who I is so maybe dey go to tell everybody whut Cudjo says and how I come to Americky soil since de 1859 and never see my peop

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston This book was suppressed for over 70 years because the myth of poor exploited Africans capturing and selling their countrymen to the evil white slavers suited America with their collective guilt and wish not to offend African Americans further

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston “All these words from the seller but not one word from the sold” Here Zora Neale Hurston expresses why she wrote this bookI have

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston I have thought long and hard on this and I do not feel like I can give this any formal review This is a case in which I feel I would be trespassing on the author’s words and by this I mean Kossulo’s by superimposing any thoughts of my own There are pieces of history we will never get back For many of us this is why we write to re imagi

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston I chose to listen to this in audio book form and think it was a great way to hear Cudjos story The narrator does a fantast

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston Though the United States passed the 'Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves in 1807' boats continued to deliver abducted Africans to America for than 50 years The last shipment of slaves arrived in Alabama on the ship 'Clotilda' in 1860 on the eve of the Civil WarOne of the African men on the Clotilda was Oluale Kossula a

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    Free read Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï Zora Neale Hurston (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston ï 2 Free read “We cry ’cause we slave In night time we cry we say we born and raised to be free people and now we slave We doan know why we be bring ’way from our country to work lak dis It strange to us Well what to say I'm ambivalent about this one The part Zora Neale Hurston actually wrote is beautiful and raw and touching In 1927 she interviewed Kossula Cudjo Lewis then 86 years old who was one of the last black

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston ï 2 Free read Free read Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï Zora Neale Hurston How to rate and review a book that has no real comparison or companion that has been my uandary since finishing Barracoon The rating is for the very fact of its existence for Zora Neale Hurston’s truly wonderful and difficult work of taking down Cudjo Lewis’s story of childhood capture sale to slavers and transport across the Atlantic on the last slave ship to reach the United States in 1859 and of his life after

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston ï 2 Free read Read & download Barracoon Why you may not like this book Reviewing non fiction is always strange to me and even so when you consider the topic of this book Imagine reviewing this like you would any other story when as Hurston says herself t

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    (Barracoon) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Zora Neale Hurston Cudjo Lewis's life story is important He was brought to America illegally at the tail end of slavery His owners kept him and his shipmate slaves secret between them using their labours for about 6 years before slavery was abolished These people were then abandoned to a life in America a place they did not see as home with no way back to the home they wanted to return to Free life in America was hard on African born freed slaves

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  • 10 September 2020
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