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My name is David P. Bellamy. The only significant thing not mentioned elsewhere here is, I think, that I almost always prefer to read a book instead of watching a movie.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Birth of Black America

I am reading a fascinating book entitled The Birth of Black America which I am going to recommend to anyone interested. It is by Tim Hashaw, whom I first heard discussing it some time ago on NPR. It details what can be documented about the Angolans brought to Jamestown in 1619 by pirate ships. They had been captured from a slave ship in the Caribbean.

I almost never read history; generally I prefer to read sf and fantasy, especially set in cultures as different from my own as possible.

I expect to post more when I finish the book.