Books: He Could Not Be a Slave

SLAVE MUTINY (312 pp. -William A.

Owens — John Day ($4).

One fine day in April 1839, the strapping son of a West African chieftain set off happily down the jungle path that led from the ricefields to his village home. He arrived three years later, the survivor of an almost incredible adventure that had carried him through slavery and mutiny on the high seas to freedom and a place in history. The story of Cinqué and the band of enslaved Africans he led is told with competence in Slave Mutiny, by William A. Owens,...

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