Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans brought to America (Hardcopy)
Product Descriptionby Sylviane A. Diouf
This book reconstructs the lives of the people in West Africa, recounts their capture and passage in the slave pen in Ouidah, and describes their experience of slavery alongside American-born enslaved men and women. After emancipation, the group reunited from various plantations, bought land, and founded their own settlement, known as African Town. they ruled it according to customary African laws, spoke their own regional language and, when giving interviews, insisted that writers use their African names so that their families would know that they were still alive. The last survivor of the Clotilda died in 1935, but Africa Town is still home to a community of Clotilda descendants.