An overview and plot summary of Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry. Part of a larger Study Guide by Immediately download the Ajeemah and His Son summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and. Ajeemah and His Son. and Historical Fiction; Annotation: Ajeemah, taking his son Atu to be wed, is seized by slavers and shipped from Africa to Jamaica.

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They are split up after that, and each man deals with loss and adjustment in his own way. Carol rated it really liked it Feb 16, I know it has to be real, but it seemed a little strong. May 13, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: Dawn rated it it was ok Jun 13, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Tamara Madison rated it it was amazing Jul 30, After being suddenly uprooted, the two endure the Middle Passage, to be slaves on sugar plantations in the Bahamas. Lists with This Book. Andrea Olson rated it it was ok Jan 05, Ethne W rated it really liked it Nov 16, Published January 30th by HarperCollins first published October 1st Each moment here of the Jamaican-born poet’s terse, melodious narrative is laden with emotion; even when Berry pauses to describe the slave trade, his island patois is rich and evocative, drawing readers irresistibly into Atu’s shattered world ajeemaah Ajeemah’s profound grief for the life and children left behind.


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Ajeemah and his Son

In the end, when Ajeemah celebrates his daughter’s marriage, she admires his fortitude but–as a free Jamaican–silently rejects her African name and heritage. Priya Patel rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Refusing to accept that their freedom is permanently lost, both struggle to comprehend their misfortune; each finds a way to escape–Atu by killing himself, Ajeemah by raising a new family and surviving until slavery is outlawed decades later. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Ruby rated it it was ok Apr 07, This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load. Claire rated it liked it Jan 21, Brilliant, complex, powerfully written. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Its a good book and i think people should read these types of books more often and ajeemah and his son is both africans.


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Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry

Meaghan rated it liked it May 10, I ameemah Copper Son better because it was more interesting. To ask other readers questions about Ajeemah and His Sonplease sign up.

Ajeemah and His Son connect to Copper Son because they both are captured by slave catchers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

What are the main characters of the story? By the end of the book they find their places in life. Oct 18, Akeila rated it really hiz it Recommends it for: Lindsay rated it liked it Dec 28, Neo aikens rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Amanda rated it it was ok Dec 15, Please provide an email address.