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Epic vision is deeply human and humane Helon Habila author of Waiting for an Angel and Measuring TimeAlan Cheuse one of our most respected men of letters has written a daring provocative novel Some readers will be captivated by his depiction of the horrors of slavery and Jewish involvement in the peculiar institution and others will be troubled and perhaps even offended for the subject of race in America is always controversial but no one who reads Song of Slaves in the Desert will emerge from its pages unaffected Charles Johnson author of the National Book Award winner Middle PassageA novelist's dream is to conjure up a whole world one the reader can tumble right into and inhabit I fell into Alan Cheuse's Song of Slaves in the Desert like that I confess I felt a twinge of envy at Cheuse's success his fully imagined song and its people But the envy immediately gave way to gratitude for having had the chance to enter and treasure the world he's made here Jos. This book held my interest I made me think about my ancestors and what they endured fare me to be here The No Time to Cook! Book the horrors of slavery and Jewish involvement in The Flower Book the peculiar institution and others will be Heart of Coal troubled and perhaps even offended for Heartland the subject of race in America is always controversial but no one who reads Song of Slaves in Ad Women: How They Impact What We Need, Want, and Buy the Desert will emerge from its pages unaffected Charles Johnson author of Screw You Dolores the National Book Award winner Middle PassageA novelist's dream is Finding Tom Connor to conjure up a whole world one Pete the Bushman the reader can The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels tumble right into and inhabit I fell into Alan Cheuse's Song of Slaves in The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels the Desert like Walking in Light that I confess I felt a Heart to Start twinge of envy at Cheuse's success his fully imagined song and its people But Stand by Me the envy immediately gave way Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough times to gratitude for having had Toilet Trivia (Dk) the chance The Infinite Air to enter and Three by Atiq Rahimi: Earth and Ashes, A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, The Patience Stone treasure Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children: The Broken Piano (The Lacanian Clinical Field) (The Lacanian Clinical Field) the world he's made here Jos. This book held my interest I made me Idiot's Guides: The Cosmos think about my ancestors and what That Risen Snow: Snow White & Zombies they endured fare me The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting to be here

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The Legacy of Slavery The Loyalty of Family The Lure of LoveHe has no history in the rice fields no background in being a master Plantations are as foreign to him as the African plain that birthed the slaves his uncle owns Surely though he knows his own heart She has no say in his decisions his day his life She doesn't even have a say in her own But when Nathaniel Pereira plunges into the murky mysteries of freedom and survival in the suffocating Southern heat Liza can see how she might change her life foreverTracing the thread of slavery from sixteenth century Timbuktu Song of Slaves in the Desert explores one man's struggle to understand a world where honor is in short supply yet dignity cannot be sold His mission in peril his mind nearly undone Nathaniel's obsession binds him to his fate tightly than chains ever couldCheuse shows that in one way or another we all experience slavery and that freedom is never given but must be taken at all cost The book's. I just could not get into this book A Year on the Farm (DK Readers L1) the rice fields no background in being a master Plantations are as foreign Rain Forest Explorer (DK Readers L3) to him as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism the African plain The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hearing Loss that birthed Afterlight the slaves his uncle owns Surely The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Goats though he knows his own heart She has no say in his decisions his day his life She doesn't even have a say in her own But when Nathaniel Pereira plunges into The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elance the murky mysteries of freedom and survival in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips the suffocating Southern heat Liza can see how she might change her life foreverTracing The No Time to Cook! Book the The Flower Book thread of slavery from sixteenth century Timbuktu Song of Slaves in Heart of Coal the Desert explores one man's struggle Heartland to understand a world where honor is in short supply yet dignity cannot be sold His mission in peril his mind nearly undone Nathaniel's obsession binds him Ad Women: How They Impact What We Need, Want, and Buy to his fate Screw You Dolores tightly Finding Tom Connor than chains ever couldCheuse shows Pete the Bushman that in one way or another we all experience slavery and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels that freedom is never given but must be The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels taken at all cost The book's. I just could not get into Walking in Light this book


10 thoughts on “Song of Slaves in the Desert

  1. says:

    This is one of those books I wasn't sure if I would like but couldn't put it down All in all I really did enjoy it in spite of some of the changes I wish the author would have made I felt the beginning was a bit disjointed with a little too much information In the beginning it was difficult for the reader to connect the very different stories together as part of one plot As the story progressed I found it easier to understand the true meaning of the first part of the book The story was most powerful though some times very graphic Some of the reviewers on and at our library web page were offended by the details I was not I suspect much of the flavor of the presented information to be most accurateMost of the story is set in the pre civil war period the cast of characters playing off one another are Jewish Americans and slaves If you like historical fiction I encourage you to read this


  2. says:

    Two very interesting stories that combine about a family from Africa who is brought to Charleston in the slave trade and a family from Holland who lives in New York The New York family has a brother who lives in Charleston and who owns a plantation and sends his son to check out if it is a good value The story has great messages about freedom love and interpersonal relations


  3. says:

    I just could not get into this book


  4. says:

    This book held my interest I made me think about my ancestors and what they endured fare me to be here


  5. says:

    READ THIS BOOK


  6. says:

    I thought this was a good book It was four stories that created one story of a families struggle through slavery On one side you learn about the plight of the slave woman her cross to bear to have children not born from love but from slavery and rape to yearn for freedom and hope for and the stories of other slaves that these women interacted with Then you have the story of the slave owners family unlike most southern families these owners are Jews themselves persecuted and enslaved now owning slaves The religious fight between is it right or wrong to own to bed to mistreat The premise of this story is very good but there is a lot of filler the read like thoughts of the characters of the book but it could have been something that was weened a bit There were a few plot twist which made up for it but getting to those twist was a slow journey This was on the level of The Help and Wenchgood idea but the voice of the characters were lost in translation coming from a perspective that the author could not grasp It would have been better if he had focused on the slave owners and male slaves


  7. says:

    I try to read as many books I can relating to slavery This one was uniue because the owners are Jewish and their family understands what it is like to be persecuted This was a slow read that I never could get into Lots of filler descriptions characters thoughts If some of this had been weeded out the book would have been faster paced It was told from four points of view both master and slave but none of the characters really came alive for me There wasn't much plot either It reminded me of Wench and recently released Wash but I think this was the least engaging


  8. says:

    It is VERY RARE that I do not finish a book once I've started it In fact even if I'm not a great fan I'll finish it simply because I believe I owe it to the book the author and myself to do so Just couldn't sludge through this one The constant changes in perspective are distracting and I found the writing style so full of unnecessary flourish that this lover of words became tired just THINKING about picking the book back up the 3 times I did to give it a go No thanks


  9. says:

    Ok novel interesting basis for a story but I had a hard time getting interested in the part of the narrative based in Africa because the characters kept changing and perspective did not seem reliable or believable The rest of the story I liked to an extent but I would be interested to learn about the historical accuracy The ending was enjoyable because it was a little unpredictable


  10. says:

    I had great hope for this book since it dealt with Jews who were slaves in Egypt owning slaves in the south But I found it a great disappointment Almost sll of the characters seemed stereotypical and the plot was unrealistic The moral dilemma of owning slaves was just mentioned in passing and never really explored in depth