SEEKING FREEDOM BY YEMA LUCILDA HUNTER

SEEKING FREEDOM by Yema Lucilda Hunter

First published as Road to Freedom, this is the story of former African slaves who were persuaded to fight on the side of the British in the American War of Independence and after their defeat migrated to Nova Scotia. Seeking a better life and more meaningful freedom in 1792, over one thousand of them left Nova Scotia to resettle in West Africa, with the support of a company formed by British philanthropists. Freetown, the colony they founded, later became the capital of Sierra Leone. Told from the point of view of one of the settlers, Seeking Freedom is the stirring tale of their return to Africa, and of their struggles to realize their hopes in a trying climate, amid sometimes hostile indigenes, unexpected dangers, and conflicts with officials of the company that sponsored them.

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