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The Eden Hunter by Skip Horack
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Oct 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: africa, historical-fiction, library-book, slavery
Read from October 31 to December 05, 2010

As a reader of historical fiction I enjoyed this story.
The story is narrated from the pov of Kau, an African Pygmy, who was enslaved for 5 years before he has a chance to escape. The book starts in Africa before Kau was captured so you understand who he is based on his life experiences and his culture.
I thought that the book did a good job of capturing the essence of Kau and the his way of life and that his journey was about him finding a place in America where he could re-capture of bit of his old way of living.
The pays attention and describes in detail the land/location/place so you feel like you are there in the times after the War of 1812 in the south as Americans, British, Spanish and Native Americans try to mold thhis area to their way of thinking.
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“That fella there be the Devil's own pirate.”
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“From what he knew of gifts they were almost always more than what they seemed.”
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