Written by Malorie Blackman
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A powerful anthology of poetry and prose that allows the unheard voices of those subjected to slavery to reach out from the past to the present. Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, James Berry, Catherine Johnson and Grace Nichols are among the contributors and there are also contemporary stories taken from the long and shocking history of slavery.
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Unheard Voices by Malorie Blackman
Slavery is an inhuman trade in human misery and suffering and award-winning author, Malorie Blackman has drawn together a riveting collection of stories, poems and first-hand recollections on the theme of slavery. Published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act it makes for essential reading for it’s a fascinating and absorbing collection that remembers one of the most brutal and long-lasting inflictions of misery that human beings have inflicted upon other human beings. John Agard, Olaudah Equiano, Alex Haley and Benjamin Zephaniah are among those whose work appears alongside an original story and foreword from Malorie herself.
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