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“Human Cargo”

The African sun burns deep into my aching back and limbs; it sears my skin, stretched taut over bones weary from gathering crops six days a week; it dries the sweat which flows from the roots of my hair to … Continue reading

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“My New Land”: (Epistolary Poem)

Monrovia, February 28, 1830 Dear James, My new land lies before my eyes Lush green growth from shore to mountains. Deep in the brush, a strange bird cries And water flows from cool fountains. A harbor deep where natives trade And … Continue reading

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“I Will Die Free”

(Photo copyright Randy Mazie) My life’s journey will end here, in a wooden box piled high with rocks to hold it down when the rains come. This year of 1830 has brought great change to my life. I have gone … Continue reading

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“The Promised Land”

By the Great Tree, Monrovia, Liberia. April the eleventh, 1830. Dear Sir, Fifty-six days at sea with most of our newly-freed black brethren suffering from seasickness, and now that we are in Africa, from the fever. We have lost four … Continue reading

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“Early Liberia and The American Colonization Society”

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Reverberation, The Novel

_____________________________________________________________ “I love the ethical, moral and religious themes that were brought up by the story. Very complicated and messy, like in real life.”  | Quote from Katja Baker’s review of Reverberation, The Novel, my historical-fiction book . ______________________________________________________________ Excerpt from REVERBERATION, THE … Continue reading

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