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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Ajeemah and His Son is about Ajeemah and his son planning Atu’s wedding. Paperback96 pages.


What are the main characters of the story? Each moment ajeekah of the Jamaican-born poet’s terse, melodious narrative is laden with emotion; even when Berry pauses to describe the hiw trade, his island patois is rich and evocative, drawing readers irresistibly into Atu’s shattered world and Ajeemah’s profound grief for the life and children left behind. Refresh and try again.

Neo aikens rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Appropriate use of the Jamaican patois helps the reader get inside the head of a slave just a little bitthe saddest part of which is their inability to make This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load.

This book would be wonderful for anyone is interested in slave narratives or learning more about the Middle Passage as told through fiction. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. After being suddenly uprooted, the xon endure the Middle Passage, to be slaves on sugar plantations in the Bahamas.

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

Ajeemah and His Son

I gave this book 2 stars because it wasn’t that interesting. Dec 02, Ricardo Frazier rated it really liked it. 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.


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Ethne W rated it hid liked it Nov 16, Published January 30th by HarperCollins first published October 1st I don’t know why he did not marry her already!

Its hard to explain but Copper Son was longer and it had more interesting problems. Trivia About Ajeemah and His Son.

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Brilliant, complex, powerfully written. Want to Read saving…. Claire rated it liked it Jan 21,