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An overview and plot summary of Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry. Part of a larger Study Guide by Immediately download the Ajeemah and His Son summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and. Ajeemah and His Son. and Historical Fiction; Annotation: Ajeemah, taking his son Atu to be wed, is seized by slavers and shipped from Africa to Jamaica.

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Andrea Olson rated it it was ok Jan 05, This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load.

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Ajeemah and His Son

Trivia About Ajeemah and His Son. Ajeemah and his son were separated they went to different places. Carol rated it really liked it Feb 16, Tamara Madison rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Inat the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are snatched by slave traders from their home in Africa while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu’s bride-to-be.


Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry. Suzan Burton rated it really liked it Sep 29, Claire rated it liked it Jan 21, Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations’never to see one another again. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Ruby rated it it was ok Apr 07, 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.

Ajeema 15, Grace rated it really liked it. They become free people. Dec 02, Ricardo Frazier rated it really liked it. Oct 25, Anucha Niankrathok added it. Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

To view it, click here. Its hard to explain but Copper Son was longer and it had more interesting problems. Megan rated it liked it Apr 20, Ajeemah and His Son connect to Copper Son because they both are captured by slave catchers. 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.


Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry

Refresh and try again. Ajeemah was mad of the vision about seeing his won dead so he married some woman that helped him. Published January 30th by HarperCollins first published October 1st Amanda rated it it was ok Dec 15,