Ancestors Repr Singl 2

Ancestors is the fictionalized account of what happened to Paul Crook’s great-great-great-grandfather John Alexander Crooks enslaved in Jamaica from 1798 to 1838, the year that slaves in the British West Indies were set free.

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Tracing African Caribbean Ancestors

Ancestors is the fictionalized account of what happened to Paul Crook’s great-great-great-grandfather John Alexander Crooks enslaved in Jamaica from 1798 to 1838, the year that slaves in the British West Indies were set free.

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What people are saying

What people are saying

'A moving account of a Black British family that travels through the ages from slavery and beyond'

Bonnie Greer, The Guardian

 

'I was moved...'

Baroness Doreen Lawrence, And Still I Rise

 

‘Fantastic’
'Groundbreaking ...… a riveting read'
The Voice, Newspaper

'A moving account of a Black British family that travels through the ages from slavery and beyond'

Bonnie Greer, The Guardian

 

'I was moved...'

Baroness Doreen Lawrence, And Still I Rise

 

‘Fantastic’
'Groundbreaking ...… a riveting read'
The Voice, Newspaper

 

 

About the book

It is the late eighteenth century. Aboard a slave ship bound from West Africa to Jamaica, a terrified young boy is cared for by Ami, a fellow captive, who becomes his surrogate mother during that nightmare voyage. They are sold to separate owners, but their lives remain curiously intertwined, and the boy, now a man named August, marries Ami’s daughter, Sarah. Ancestors tells the story of their lives, their part in the struggle for emancipation, and the hope and faith that sustains them.

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About the book

It is the late eighteenth century. Aboard a slave ship bound from West Africa to Jamaica, a terrified young boy is cared for by Ami, a fellow captive, who becomes his surrogate mother during that nightmare voyage. They are sold to separate owners, but their lives remain curiously intertwined, and the boy, now a man named August, marries Ami’s daughter, Sarah. Ancestors tells the story of their lives, their part in the struggle for emancipation, and the hope and faith that sustains them.

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