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I remember reading an interview with Malorie Blackman years ago when I first stumbled across her Noughts and Crosses series in which she discussed her
for wanting to dwell on the painful topic of slavery an era of history that the majority us would prefer to leave buried in the past I searched for it after finishing this anthology and found the uote I was looking for the words that had stayed with me for so long Blackman stated I really believe the subject of slavery is terribly important especially in this day and age I think it ives a context to MODERN DAY WESTERN WORLD THINKING AND day Western World thinking and regarding other races and culturesThat s the view that this anthology collected and published in 2007 to mark the 200th anniversary of the British Abolition of the Slave Trade Act ives voice to The stories and poems of Unheard Voices some historical and some contemporary are enlightening particularly those towards the end of the co. In March 1807 the British Parliament passed an Act making the trading and transportation of slaves illegal It was many years before slavery as it was known then was abolished and slavery still continues today in different ways but it wa. .
reasons for wanting to dwell on the painful topic of slavery an era of history that the majority
Malorie Blackman µ 3 reviewRly 1800 19s to the end of that century The stories capture the lives of the slaves thro I wish I never read this book A well selected mixture of texts fiction literary non fiction and poetry all focusing on the slave trade The book is split into different sections it begins by focusing on the capture of slaves then the ship journey to America and the sale then life as a slave and so on There are plenty of extracts from longer pieces of writing that could inform further reading if you chose but alongside these are shorter contributions and poetryIf I m #honest it is slightly repetitive at times and i m not a #it is slightly repetitive at times and i m not a times and I m not a fan of Benjamin Zephaniah and he s featured a couple of times Nevertheless there s lots of powerful issues and than enough ood writing to make it well worth a read This was a LES LOIS NATURELLES DE L'ENFANT good collection of extracts that highlights the horror of the slave trade It was well collected and aood mix of stories diary extracts and poems. Nd accounts of slavery from freed slaves making a fascinating and absorbing collection that remembers and commemorates one of the most brutal and long lasting inflictions of misery that human beings
HAVE INFLICTED UPON OTHER HUMAN BEING.inflicted upon other human being. Llection which touch on the legacy of slavery The stories selected are haunting and have piued my interest in this era of modern history So many of the #EXTRACTS COMPILED HERE TOUCHED MY HEART #compiled here touched my heart I hope to read them in full somedayA collection recommended especially to teenagers but accessible to all 45 stars Review Unheard Voices by Malorie BlackmanThis is a book of different stories and poems of people who were in held in slavery many years ago It was well written and organized to show that slavery is an inhuman trade in history to capture the misery and suffering of those who could not escape injustice Malorie Blackman Liebe, Mia, Sevilla - Kolumne ins Glück (Liebesroman, Chick-Lit) gathered together riveting stories and first hand recollections on the theme of slavery Among the collectionsathered were people like John Agard Olaudah Euiano Alex Haley Benjamin Zephaniah and one of the works appears alongside is an original story that was foreword from Malorie herself The stories are from the ea. S a big step forward towards the empancipation of a peopleMalorie Blackman has drawn together some of the finest of today's writers and poets to contribute to this important anthology today's writers and poets to contribute to this important anthology short stories "And Poems Sit Alongside " poems sit alongside ha. ,