An overview and plot summary of Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry. Part of a larger Study Guide by Immediately download the Ajeemah and His Son summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and. Ajeemah and His Son. and Historical Fiction; Annotation: Ajeemah, taking his son Atu to be wed, is seized by slavers and shipped from Africa to Jamaica.

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Ruby rated it it was ok Apr 07, Neo aikens rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Each moment here of the Jamaican-born poet’s terse, melodious narrative is laden with emotion; even when Berry pauses to describe the slave trade, his island patois is rich and evocative, drawing readers irresistibly into Atu’s shattered world and Ajeemah’s profound grief for the life and children left behind. Tamara Madison rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Amanda rated it it was ok Dec 15, Refresh and try again.

Ethne W rated it really liked it Nov 16, Andrea Olson rated it it was ok Jan 05, In the end, when Ajeemah celebrates his daughter’s marriage, she admires his fortitude but–as a free Jamaican–silently rejects her African name and heritage. Published January 30th by HarperCollins first published October 1st Books by James Berry.


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Ajeemah and his son were separated they went to different places. Just a moment while zon sign you in to your Goodreads account. Megan rated it liked it Apr 20, Dec 02, Ricardo Frazier rated it really liked it. I know it has to be real, but it seemed a little strong. I gave this book 2 stars because it wasn’t that interesting.

Brilliant, complex, powerfully written. Oct 25, Anucha Niankrathok added it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book would be wonderful for anyone is interested in slave narratives or learning more about the Middle Passage as told through fiction.

Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cherie rated it liked it Aug 14, Such a heart wrenching story. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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To ask other readers questions about Ajeemah and His Sonplease sign up. After being suddenly uprooted, the two endure the Middle Passage, to be slaves on sugar plantations in the Bahamas.

Claire rated it liked it Jan 21, Sep 15, Grace rated it really liked it. Ajeemah was mad of the vision about seeing his son dead so he married some woman that helped him. Appropriate use of the Jamaican patois helps the reader get inside the head of a slave just a little bitthe saddest part of which is their inability to make This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Grace rated it really liked it Sep 19, Danielle Lei rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Lindsay rated it liked it Dec 28, By the end of the book they find their places in life. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Ajeemah and His Son

Priya Patel rated it it was amazing Aug 30, An amazing depiction of slave life. Be the first to discover new talent! I connect this book to Copper Sun.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They are split up after that, and each man deals with loss and adjustment in his own way. Its a good book and i think people should read these types of books more often and ajeemah and his son is both africans.

Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are captured by slave traders en route to Atu’s wedding. I didn’t like how Atu killed himself at the end. Ajeemab rated it it was ok Jun 13,