Barracoon: The Story of the Last

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

by Zora Neale Hurston

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Barracoon: The Story of the last "Black Cargo" 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredible historical account, the use of the vernacular maybe hard for some but it makes you feel as if your sitting in on a extraordinary history lesson.
BlackAsh13 More than 1 year ago
Acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Alabama in the late 20s-early30s to interview Cudjo Lewis, who was captured by a rival African tribe and sold into American slavery. He was on the last ever slave ship, the Clotilda, to transport human cargo to the United States. Initially, Hurston attempted to pose questions to Cudjo, but he often went his own way with his stories. Amongst numerous other stories, he spoke of his life in Africa, the day when he was captured and the time he spent in the barracoon waiting to be placed on the ship. He also spoke of family trade ies, some of which pointed to the racial injustice and inequality. The book is very short and the stories of Cudjo's experiences of being captured, sold and transported to America didn't carry any impact for me. Hurston wrote down his words as they sounded to her because of his broken English. I was impacted by this as an African-American to think of how far we have had to come to overcome the obstacles placed in our way. Yet I found myself wanting more of his experiences as a captor and a slave. I was left unsatisfied.
18876111 More than 1 year ago
This book is not easy to read due to the content. It is haunting and deep, but a story that needs to be read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eye opening potrait of the last African slave
KeithDaniels More than 1 year ago
I've read better accounts of slave narratives.