This is an amazing story based on Kossula’s memories of his long-ago life in his beloved Africa.
Through Kossula and the other's resilience, they not only survived the horrific Middle Passage on the last known slave ship, the Clotilda, but slavery, the American Civil War, the Reconstruction of Alabama, and the Jim Crow period.
After the American Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, Kossula and the newly freed Africans tried, but failed to return to their beloved homeland, Africa. The group reunited from various plantations, alongside American-born, formerly enslaved men, women, and children. The Africans bought land and formed their own self-sufficient world in this unique cultural section of Mobile, Alabama, now known as Africatown.
The Founders appointed tribal leaders and governed Africatown according to customary African laws, spoke their own regional language, kept their own customs, used African irrigation and gardening techniques from Africa, and built their own social structures. Always proud of their African roots, they passed their African memories and rich culture to their generation.
With the Illustrations of the African clothing, landscape, and animals, this book will take young readers on an exciting journey. They will learn various facts about the young boy, Kossula, and West Africa. This story will give them a better understanding and an appreciation of our African history while embracing our rich African heritage.
This book will be an essential addition to your library and to your family’s book collection, and it is certain to inspire our children for years to come.