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Kemosha of the Caribbean

Written by Alex Wheatle

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Kemosha of the Caribbean Synopsis

Kemosha and her brother have lived their whole lives in slavery.

Sold away to work in lawless Port Royal, Kemosha takes her chance to escape brutal treatment. With fortune on her side, Kemosha befriends Ravenhide, a man with a mysterious past who teaches her the art of swordfighting, and introduces her to the beautiful runaway Isabella.

Yet Kemosha's greatest test yet is upon the deck of the Satisfaction: the notorious Captain Morgan's ship. His next adventure on the high seas could be the making of Kemosha - and her one chance to earn enough pieces of eight to buy the freedom of her brother...

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A vivid and powerful story centred around the struggles of a young enslaved woman who is determined to stand up for herself and fight for what is right, often in the face of danger and cruelty. Another tour de force by Alex Wheatle a truly gifted storyteller -- David Olusoga

Alex paints a vivid character in Kemosha, a stubborn and strong willed slave who refuses to accept defeat at every corner. It is a story about courage, determination, and never giving up... I was rooting for her from the first page to the very end  -- Kereen Getten

A thrilling, incredible story with a wonderful young Black woman at its heart, told by one of the most accomplished writers in the world today. Wheatle creates a heroine who is impossible not to love and who will stay in the reader's mind and heart long after finishing the book -- Sunny Singh

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ISBN: 9781839131219
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839131219
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: Alex Wheatle
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction
Collections: 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle is the best-selling author of several books including the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multi-award winning Crongton series. He was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2008, has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and has won numerous awards including Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He lives in London.

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