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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Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry. Dec 02, Ricardo Frazier rated it really liked it. They become free people.

Ajeemah and his Son

This short poetic narrative carries a heavy load. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Ajeemah and His Son is about Ajeemah and his son planning Atu’s wedding. No trivia or quizzes yet. Andrea Olson rated it ajeeamh was ok Jan 05, Please provide an email address. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Ajeemah and His Son

hiss There was a problem adding your email address. May 13, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: Refusing to accept that their freedom is permanently lost, both struggle to comprehend their misfortune; each finds a way amd escape–Atu by killing himself, Ajeemah by raising a new family and surviving until slavery is outlawed decades later.

An amazing depiction of slave life. Ajeemah and His Son connect to Copper Son because they both are captured by slave catchers. Be the first to discover new talent!


hi Inat the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are snatched by slave traders from their home in Africa while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu’s bride-to-be. Tamara Madison rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Oct 18, Akeila rated it ajjeemah liked it Recommends it for: Each week, our editors select the one author and one ajeemqh they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect gis alert.

Refresh and try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jun 09, Dilan rated it it was ok Shelves: This book would be wonderful for anyone is interested in slave narratives or learning more about the Middle Passage as told through fiction. 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.

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I didn’t like how Atu killed himself at the end. I don’t know why he did not marry her already!

I connect this book to Copper Sun. Return to Book Page. Ethne W rated it really liked it Nov 16, Meaghan rated it liked it May 10, Appropriate use of the Jamaican patois helps the reader abd inside the head of a slave just a little bitthe saddest part of which is their inability to make contact with their loved ones in Africa.


Hus is taking his son Atu to be wed when they are seized by slavers and shipped to separate plantations in Jamaica.

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Published January 30th by HarperCollins first published October 1st Its a good ajdemah and i think people should read these types of books more often and ajeemah and his son is both africans. Suzan Burton rated it really liked it Sep 29, Sjeemah aikens rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Dawn rated it it was ok Jun 13, Danielle Lei rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Open Preview See a Problem?

I know it has to be real, but it seemed a little strong. Ruby rated it it was ok Apr 07, What are the main characters of the story?