The African [Harold Courlander] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The unforgettable, deeply moving novel of a young man’s life as slave. Before Alex Hailey’s Roots there was Courlander’s The African, which chronicles the experiences of a young African boy, Hwesuhunu, who is kidnapped from. The tale of an African boy who is captured from his tribe and sold in America as a slave.

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The African

The African published in is a good read; the main protagonist is strong, intelligent and believable! They crawled on the face and drank at the corners of the eyes.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amy rated it it was ok Feb 07, A generational harol that spans from Africa to America and back, hzrold Homegoing, Gyasi, https: I loved this book from beginning to end and really did not want it to end.

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But the dude does So, just to get this out of the way, the author of this book, Harold Courlander, sued Alex Haley, saying that Haley ripped off some parts of Roots from this book.

So both for its place in history and just for interesting reading, “The African” is a good way to spend some time. The Heart of Whiteness: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Courlander received a B.

So that was cool. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Harold Courlander September 18, — March 15, was an American novelistfolkloristand anthropologist and an expert in the study of Haitian life.

Life and Lore of the Haitian Peoplepublished inbecame a classic text for the study of Haitian culture. Haley could have written Roots without The African.

The African: A Novel – Harold Courlander – Google Books

Jul 31, Morgan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: English-language novels American novels Novels set in Africa Novels about American slavery s novel stubs. Courlander also took numerous field trips to the southern United Statesrecording folk music in the s and s. One person found this helpful. Learn more about Amazon Prime. There was an author who wrote a fictional series on an African experience from Africa to America. J rated it it was ok Sep 14, But it’s important, and it makes you feel what it’s like to be a black slave in southern America.

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Harold Courlander

Just to get this out of the way: It’s not “Roots,”but still a fine book. The African by Harold Courlander.

Religious concerns are examined in depth, with the main character assuming a mish-mash of his ancestral voodoo and American Christendom. I just never felt like I really knew Wes. If the fingers caught the predator, it was killed between the fingernails. Novelistfolkloristanthropologist. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

I was surprised that he This is the book that was said that Alex Haley plagiarized. The Saga of an American Family.