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Publisher's Summary

Kemosha and her brother have lived their whole lives in slavery. Sold away to work in lawless Port Royal, Kemosha takes her chance to escape brutal treatment. With fortune on her side, Kemosha befriends Ravenhide, a man with a mysterious past who teaches her the art of sword fighting and introduces her to the beautiful runaway Isabella.

Yet Kemosha's greatest test yet is upon the deck of the Satisfaction: the notorious Captain Morgan’s ship. His next adventure on the high seas could be the making of Kemosha - and her one chance to earn enough pieces of eight to buy the freedom of her brother....

©2022 Alex Wheatle (P)2022 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

"A thrilling, incredible story with a wonderful young Black woman at its heart, told by one of the most accomplished writers in the world today. Wheatle creates a heroine who is impossible not to love and who will stay in the reader’s mind and heart long after finishing the book." (Sunny Singh)

"Alex paints a vivid character in Kemosha, a stubborn and strong willed slave who refuses to accept defeat at every corner. It is a story about courage, determination and never giving up." (Kereen Getten)

“A thrilling high seas adventure.... Kemosha’s indomitable spirit, determination and wit make for an unforgettable heroine.” (The Observer)  

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  • Andrew Fontenelle
  • 04-22-22

Kemosa of the Caribbean

This story takes place on the island of Jamaica and includes some memorable characters. Creole and Spanish were a nice touch and emphasised the diverse culture in which it takes place.

Kemosha gains her freedom and enlists with Captain Morgan aboard his ship, the Satisfaction, where she earns enough to determine her future. Even though she is never far from slavery, violence, and death, she remains upbeat about her life.

A quick read with an interesting tale that I found very engaging.