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Daddy Sharpe

Daddy Sharpe

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A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of  Samuel Sharpe, A West Indian Slave Written by Himself, 1832

Locked in prison, awaiting a sentence of certain execution, Samuel Sharpe retells the story of his life in the first person narrative, beginning with his boyhood days at Cooper’s Hill in St James and ending with his surrender to the authorities after his defeat in the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt of 1831.

By: Fred Kennedy

Product Description

Daddy Sharpe is a unique work of Caribbean fiction. It is the result of five years of historical research, details of which have been used to recreate a narrative of the life of one of Jamaica’s National Heroes, Samuel Sharpe. Locked in prison, awaiting a sentence of certain execution, Samuel Sharpe retells the story of his life in the first person narrative, beginning with his boyhood days at Cooper’s Hill in St James and ending with his surrender to the authorities after his defeat in the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt of 1831. These flashbacks are interwoven with present time musings while he is in prison. The reader becomes immediately engaged in the character of the hero and his struggles for spiritual and physical freedom but is also fascinated by the descriptions and historical details of life in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century.

Additional information

Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-343-6

Page Count:

423

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

2008

Additional Information:

Includes maps and illustrations.

Abouth The Author

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fred Kennedy has worked as an educator for over 30 years, teaching in Jamaica and Canada, and held the post of Principal at St George’s College in Kingston from 2004–06. He has a great passion for Caribbean literature and history and is now researching his second novel, which deals with Spanish settlement in Jamaica in the sixteenth Century. He, his wife and three daughters reside in Ontario, Canada.

Contents

Part 1: Cooper’s Hill
Part 2: The Bay
Part 3: Croydon Estate
Part 4: The Bush

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