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Manu Herbstein Manu Herbstein was born and educated in apartheid South Africa. He has li...
 
 
When Barack Obama Stood at Door of No Return February 3, 2013

To commemorate Black History Month we are reprinting this article originally posted in July 2009. ****************************** “I am a human being; I am a woman; I am a black woman; I am an African. Once I was free; then I was captured and became a slave; but inside me, I have never been a slave, [...]

 
Barack Obama Stands at Door of No Return Through Which Slave Girl Ama Passed July 15, 2009

“I am a human being; I am a woman; I am a black woman; I am an African. Once I was free; then I was captured and became a slave; but inside me, I have never been a slave, inside me here and here, I am still a free woman.” This defiant declaration is made [...]

 
Ama by Manu Herbstein – Chapter 13 July 14, 2009

AMA by Manu Herbstein CHAPTER 13 Director-General Pieter De Bruyn stood in the shadow, leaning against one of the plastered arches which framed the second floor balcony. It was Sunday afternoon. He had spent the morning in church, eaten to excess in the company of his officers and drunk enough wine to make him drowsy. [...]

 
Author of Ama Records Impressions of President Obama’s Visit to Door of No Return July 14, 2009

On the visit of President Barack Obama and his family to Cape Coast Castle, July 11, 2009. The struggle for freedom, equality and dignity is an on-going one in which one must have the modesty to learn from the past and from each other, as well as the courage to meet the future. Nelson Mandela, [...]

 
Glowing Reviews of Ama July 12, 2009

Popular on-line reviews of Ama: Maria rated it: ***** 01/01/08 Read in July, 2006 This is the kind of book I wish they had six stars for. I picked this up in a book store on the way to visit Mandela’s prison on Robben Island. My version, published by Picador Africa, would have never found [...]

 
Man’s Inhumanity To Women January 7, 2008

Several years ago I read the manuscript of a stunning novel about the eighteenth century slave trade in Africa and the Americas. Although E-Reads’ stock in trade is reissues of previously published books, not new and unpublished ones, this one was so absorbing that I was compelled to make an exception. That’s how we came [...]

 




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