Join us in reading the next selection of our Virtual Book Club,
By: Zora Neale Hurston
Zoom Discussion November 19th at 6:00 p.m.
Almost 90 years old in 1928 when he was interviewed for Barracoon, Kossola the subject of Barracoon, was believed to have been the last survivor of the Clotilda, the last slave ship. According to Hurston, Kossola is “the only man on earth who has in his heart the memory of his African home; the horrors of a slave raid; the barracoon; the Lenten tones of slavery; and who has sixty-seven years of freedom in a foreign land behind him.” Published 80 years after it was written, Barracoon offers a first-hand account of Kossola’s journey through the Middle Passage.