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Cane Warriors By Alex Wheatle

Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle

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Cane Warriors Summary

Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, Diverse Book Award, Young Quills Historical Fiction Award and Iris Award Longlisted for the YA Jhalak Prize and the UKLA Book Award Nobody free till everybody free. Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is toiling on the Frontier sugar cane plantation for endless hot days, fearing the vicious whips of the overseers. Then one night he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Moa is to be a cane warrior, and fight for the freedom of all the enslaved people in the nearby plantations. But before they can escape, Moa and his friend Keverton must face their first great task: to kill their overseer, Misser Donaldson. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches . . . Irresistible, gripping and unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky's War in Jamaica, 1760.

Cane Warriors Reviews

Alex Wheatle writes from a place of honesty and passion with the full knowledge and understanding that change can only happen through words and actions * Steve McQueen *
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

About Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle is the author of several acclaimed novels, many of them inspired by experiences from his childhood. He was born in Brixton to Jamaican parents, and spent most of his childhood in a Surrey children's home. Following a short stint in prison following the Brixton uprising of 1981, he wrote poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixtonbard. Alex has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2008.

Additional information

GOR011749896
9781839131127
1839131128
Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Andersen Press Ltd
2021-10-07
208
Short-listed for YA Book Prize (UK). Short-listed for The Young Quills (UK). Long-listed for Jhalak Children's & YA Prize (UK). Long-listed for UKLA Book Award (UK).
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