The Official Writing Challenge
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Slavery ia a terrible curse.
This was a very interesting story. Well researched. Well done.
Fascinating journey. Good title.
You were certainly able to show how the simplest of lessons can change the destiny of a child by catching his imagination and make leaning fun. This piece is full of great information presented in a logical way, I especially liked your ability to describe certain things such as the way cloves changed the air. Only a writer could see and write of such a thing.
You have started to tackle a very difficult subject here. The introduction seems a little too long, which cut the space for your point on slavery and on Africa in general. That said, the entire piece was personal which is almost always a good thing.
I appreciated the verse you had at the end of your entry; an apt prayer for the broken hearts of so many slaves. Good history, and I especially enjoyed the second half of the writing.
Very interesting story. I appreciated your journey from little girl to woman and all you learned beginning with your troup leader.