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Ajeemah And His Son

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  51 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A father and his eighteen-year-old son are each affected differently by their experiences as slaves in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century.
Hardcover, 83 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Grace
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dilan
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.

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Kath
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load. Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are captured by slave traders en route to Atu's wedding. After being suddenly uprooted, the two endure the Middle Passage, to be slaves on sugar plantations in the Bahamas. They are split up after that, and each man deals with loss and adjustment in his own way. Appropriate use of the Jamaican patois helps the reader get inside the head of a slave (just a little bit), the saddest part of which is their inability to make ...more
Lisa
Jun 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Kristen
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fifth grade +.

"A father and his eighteen-year-old son are each affected differently by their experiences as slaves in Jamaica in the early 19th century."

A powerful story for intermediate readers. No graphic language. African dialects. No chapters. An amazing depiction of slave life.
Ricardo Frazier
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a good book and i think people should read these types of books more often and ajeemah and his son is both africans.
Akeila
Oct 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyond
Recommended to Akeila by: teacher
Shelves: my-school-books
good book and i'm a jamaican so i enjoyed it
Neo120011 aikens
rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2014
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