"...and Remember that I Am a Man."

"...and Remember that I Am a Man."

The Life of Moses Grandy

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Author: John Bushore
Length: 456 page(s)
Written: Jan 2011
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Novels  |  Work: Novel
Keywords: slavery, biography, African American,

A slave struggles for freedom in the early 1800's

In the year 1800, twelve-year-old Moses is put on the auction block for the first time, to be hired out by the year until adulthood. He experiences the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery, forging his character and his faith in God.

In adulthood, his wife and children are sold away and he is twice swindled out of money he earns to buy his freedom. His life and struggles, which uncannily parallel those of the Biblical Moses, are a shining example of what can be accomplished through faith and perseverance.

This novel uses an 1843 slave narrative to explore the cultural, religious, and economic pressures allowing slavery to endure in a new country that has promised justice for all.


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Member since: Jan 2011
Publications on XinXii:  1
John Bushore is the author of FRIENDS IN DARK PLACES (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2006), THE PRISONERS OF GENDER (Eternal Press, 2009), WOLFWRAITH (Damnation Press, Mar. 2011), "...AND REMEMBER THAT I AM A MAN." (MonkeyJohn Books, 2011), BOY IN CHAINS (MonkeyJohn Books, 2011), and NECESSARY EVIL (MonkeyJohn Books 2012). Dozens of his stories and poems, mostly science fiction and horror, have been published in magazines and anthologies. He is a 3-time winner of the independently judged James Award and two of his stories are included in a university course in Gothic and horror literature.

He also writes for children as MonkeyJohn, the author of WHAT'S UNDER THE BED? (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003), and THE SPACEMONKEY ADVENTURES, featured in the quarterly magazine BEYOND CENTAURI.

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