Number of page: 128
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt, directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery. This beautifully designed ebook edition of Twelve Years a Slave features an introduction by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the bestselling author of Wench.Solomon Northup was an entrepreneur and dedicated family man, father to three young children, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. What little free time he had after long days of manual and farm labor, he spent reading books and playing the violin. Though his father was born into slavery, Solomon was born and lived free.
In March 1841, two strangers approached Northup, offering him employment as a violinist in a town hundreds of miles away from his home in Saratoga Springs, New York. Solomon bid his wife farewell until his return. Only after he was drugged and bound, did he realize the strangers were kidnappers—that nefarious brand of criminals in the business of capturing runaway and free blacks for profit. Thus began Northup’s life as a slave. Dehumanized, beaten, and worked mercilessly, Northup suffered all the more wondering what had become of his family. One owner was savagely cruel and Northup recalls he was
- Nonkululeko Caroline
Awesome story!!!! There’s light at the end of a tunnel. Nothing is impossible with God.
- Riham Barghouti
Twelve Years a Slave Powerful 1st person narrative of the experience of a free-man kidnapped and sold into slavery that is brutally honest while being quite objective.
- Dominique Hartwell-Graham
Sad I watched the movie sad but good not to be racist but I’m black and that’s sad what we had to go threw
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- Kelli Leeman
Outstanding Read it in no time as I could not put it down. Absolutely riveting.
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12years a slave I love it
- Pat Pather
Solomon northup Slavery
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- Mark Fletcher
Challenging but important It’s hard to say I loved this – the subject matter defies it, I think. That said, Solomon is a brilliant communicator and this kind of record and memoir is important. This is a fantastic book – well worth reading. It’s tough in places, but equally is worthwhile because of the honesty in the recollection.
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