Cane Warriors (Hardback)Alex Wheatle (author)
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Based on the true story of an eighteenth-century slave uprising, Wheatle’s propulsive novel centres on the teenage Moa and the challenging decisions he must make as a ‘cane warrior’ fighting for freedom from the Jamaican plantations.
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 22 mm
"It's passionate, important and Wheatle's best novel yet" -- Children's Book of the Week * Books of the Year, The Times *
"A vivid and unforgettable fight for freedom, seen through the eyes of 14-year-old Moa, Wheatle's tale gives voice to those seldom heard" * Books of the Year, Observer *
"Superb ... [An] affecting story of courage, bloodshed and commitment to freedom at all costs" * Guardian *
"The importance of this book cannot be overstated. Alex Wheatle takes the truth, and creates fiction to illuminate that truth. He too is a warrior. A word warrior. I saw my ancestors in this book, and now I know that Alex and I really are brothers." -- Benjamin Zephaniah
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