across the atlantic
By Anwuli Nkem-Onyekpe

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It is the beginning of the 18th century. Idemgana is getting set for her greatest festival, Uju’s dance group, would present the most important dance. Activities are in full force as the community anticipates the festival. Yet, amidst the joy of festivity is anxiety. Raids and ambushes have reoccurred in past years, and even more this year. They prepare still. The two neighbouring villages have attacked. The community is thrown into chaos and a desperate struggle for safety. Uju keeps running until she is seized by the raiders. It is from this moment Uju would begin to live as a part of a group, and no longer at the ease of her individuality. She would henceforth tell her story as ‘we’. She, and the rest of the captives are sold, and they are taken on a ship to a new world- America. Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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