THE ATLANTIC SOUND.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought up in Leeds, England, educated in Oxford, and now lives in New York. ISBN: 0-375-401105.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)