In this historical novel set in the Virgin Islands of 1733, Raisha escapes from her Dutch "owners" in time to witness the mass suicide of her fellow slaves, who prefer death to recapture.
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My Name is Not Angelica 978-0-395-51061-2 $18.00 HC Random House paperback edition 1990 978-0-440-40379-1From the Publisher:
The planter who buys you will put you to work in his household or in the sugar-cane fields. In the fields, under the hot sun, slaves don't last long, perhaps a year. So show your white teeth, Raisha, smile a lot, and don't say anything unless you're asked.
Snatched from her home in Africa, sixteen-year-old Raisha begins her new life on the island of St. John's as a slave on Jost van Prok's plantation. Even as a sheltered house servant, Raisha cannot ignore the terrible suffering of other slaves. But is she willing to risk her life to help a group of runaways?
This is a compelling account of the great slave rebellion of 1733, and of one daring young woman's suffering, strength, and ultimate triumph of will.
This is Raisha's story.
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110395510619
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0395510619 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1071397