Middle Passage

by Charles Johnson

Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue, jumps aboard the first boat leaving 1830 New Orleans, 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.

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