[Barracoon] Read Ö Zora Neale Hurston


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  • Barracoon
  • Zora Neale Hurston
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  • 15 September 2020
  • 9780062864369

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Free read È Barracoon ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read Barracoon 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

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Free read È Barracoon ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read Barracoon 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. 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 imagine the stories of slavery for instance because we do not have words to tell us This is a living breathing document and should be treated as such Just like the recordings of the stories of the final survivors of the Holocaust we cannot rewrite their stories We can only let their words echo inside of us and understand how they are a part of us as we are a part of that part of history we created Such are the words of Cudjo He says many times in the book that there is no way to understand his life if he doesn t tell the lives of his forefathers At one point when Zora gets frustrated with this he retorts Where is de house where de mouse is the leader 20 This is how we all must understand the unfathomable meaning of this text for us RIGHT NOW We cannot pretend to care about any of the critical social and political issues of today we can t march in the streets hold rallies go on social media start movements if we aren t willing to look into our past and see where this is all coming from It doesn t matter what you believe in what you care about or don t care about where you live or what age you are This is a piece of history we can never get back and this was a historical reality that a great deal of the world participated in or still does Everyone needs to read this book Just simply everyone needs to read this book For ourselves for our own ancestors for the world we live in today and for the world that is to comeAnd thank you Zora thank you

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Free read È Barracoon ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read Barracoon 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. 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 there are so few stories told from this point of view All these words from the seller but not one word from the sold I think this will be a difficult book to get through if you are concerned with the ease of your own reading experience that is if you are focused on the dialect with the format with getting through an introduction I think if you enter it expecting something of a classic narrative structure you will be let down Why I loved this book I was gutted while reading every word of this I realize that some of the details are not entirely accurate but again that s missing the point of what this does give Cudjo the chance to share his story in his own words I think Hurston did a good job acknowledging her role and presence in the story framing the circumstances under which she received these words but ultimately maintaining the integrity of Cudjo s story There is a heck of a lot of pain here and a truly heartbreaking and still timely reminder that just because something is against the law doesn t mean that it doesn t still happen It s hard for me to further put into words why this hit me the way it did but I m glad I finally got around to reading it It deserves to be read


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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston ´ 0 Free download Free read Barracoon “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 someb

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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Zora Neale Hurston [Barracoon] Read Ö 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 But you cannot build a house on shifting sands and this book by one

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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston ´ 0 Free download [Barracoon] Read Ö 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 had difficulty rating this book That the book has now finally come to be published IS of course wonderful It should have been published decades and decades agoBUT but but I do have some complaints with the final productOnly half of this book is in fact Cudjo Lewis' story his story told by him Zora N

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    [Barracoon] Read Ö Zora Neale Hurston review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ 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 imagin

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    [Barracoon] Read Ö 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 fantastic job with the dislect and I felt like I was there hearing Cudjo speak his own story The last cargo of slaves brought here at an age eighteen I believe that would allow him to remember his life in A

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    [Barracoon] Read Ö Zora Neale Hurston Though the United States passed the 'Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves in 1807' boats continued to deliver abducted Africans to

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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Zora Neale Hurston [Barracoon] Read Ö Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston ´ 0 Free download “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

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    [Barracoon] Read Ö 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 lif

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    Zora Neale Hurston ´ 0 Free download review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Zora Neale Hurston Free read 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 there are so few stories told from this point of view All these words from the seller but not one word from the sold I think this will be a difficult book to get through if you are concerned with the ease of your own read

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    [Barracoon] Read Ö Zora Neale Hurston review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ 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 Th

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