Middle Passage - Charles Johnson

Middle Passage

By Charles Johnson

  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Genre: African American
Middle Passage book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 7 Ratings)

Middle Passage Charles Johnson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly treed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.

Peopled with vivid and unforgettable characters, nimble in its interplay of comedy and serious ideas, this dazzling modern classic is a perfect blend of the picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave narrative, and philosophical novel.

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