Ajeemah And His Son
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In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son Atu are snatched in mid stride by slave traders from their home in Africa, while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu's bride-to-be. Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations, never to see one another again.
Library Binding, 83 pages
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 28th 1994)
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Possibly the most bittersweet 'children's book' I've ever read, Ajeemah and his Son is the story of an African man named Ajeemah who is kidnapped along with his son Atu on what would have been the day of Atu's wedding and sold into slavery. The two wind up in Jamaica but on separate plantations and ultimately never see each other again. While Ajeemah and Atu are fictional, marking this book as a historical fiction novel, their story is undoubtedly (and heart-breakingly) common; the slave trade t...more
Ajeemah and His Son is about Ajeemah and his son planning Atu's wedding. Ajeemah and his son were captured by slave catchers. Ajeemah and his son were separated they went to different places. Ajeemah was mad of the vision about seeing his son dead so he married some woman that helped him.

I connect this book to Copper Sun. Ajeemah and His Son connect to Copper Son because they both are captured by slave catchers. By the end of the book they find their places in life. They become free people.

I gav...more
DJ EzRyder ™ (Ravi)
ajeemah and his son is basically about a man named ajeemah and it was the time of slavery. slavery had seized but then it had started again. ajjemah's son sends his father to give his daughter-in-law a pair of slippers but then once his father is gone then slavery begins once again.
This book gives an accurate representation of the slave trade and treatment of slaves in Jamaica. It is not overly graphic, and it is written from the perspective of the kidnapped Africans, which gives the reader a human connection to the period and the subject.
Oct 18, 2010 Akeila rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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good book and i'm a jamaican so i enjoyed it
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