The African, by Harold Courlander

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It is really unfair that this book has been forgotten while Roots has received such acclaim. This book is a beautiful, compelling saga of Africans enslaved and sent across the ocean, detailing each part of the life of the main character, Hwesuhunu, from boyhood in Africa to the voyage over to his time on the plantations and ultimately his bid for freedom. Strongly recommended.