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Jun 09, Dilan rated it it was ok Shelves: Please provide an email address. In the end, when Ajeemah celebrates his daughter’s marriage, she admires his fortitude but–as a free Jamaican–silently rejects her African name and heritage.
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 review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
Ajeemah and his Son
Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations’never to see one another again. Carol rated it really liked it Feb 16, Ethne W rated it really liked it Nov 16, I gave this book 2 stars because it wasn’t that interesting.
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See 2 questions about Ajeemah hjs His Son…. Neo aikens rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Oct 18, Akeila rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Brilliant, complex, powerfully written.
Its hard to explain but Copper Son was longer and it had more interesting problems. By the end of the book they find their places in life. Such a heart wrenching story. Danielle Lei rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Sep 15, Grace rated it really liked it. Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry. Each moment here of the Jamaican-born poet’s terse, melodious narrative is laden with emotion; even when Berry pauses to describe the slave 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.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackzon pages. Books by James Berry. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Meaghan rated it liked it May 10, Lindsay rated it liked it Dec 28, Just a moment while we sign you in hhis your Goodreads account. Its a good book and i think people should read these types of books more often and ajeemah and his son is both africans.
Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry
Return to Book Page. Ajeemah and his son were separated they went to different places.
I connect this book to Copper Sun. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. 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 contact with their loved ones in Africa. Dawn rated it it was ok Jun 13, Trivia About Ajeemah and His Son. Claire rated it liked it Jan 21, Grace rated it really liked it Sep 19, This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load. Published January 30th by HarperCollins first published October 1st Lists with This Book.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ajeemah is taking his son Atu to be wed when they are seized by slavers and shipped to separate plantations in Jamaica. What are the main characters of the story? Amanda rated it it was ok Dec 15, I liked Copper Son better because it was more interesting. May 13, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: Ruby rated it it was ok Apr 07, Ajeemah and his son were captured by slave catchers.
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