Cane Warriors - Signed by Alex Wheatle

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Cane Warriors - by Alex Wheatle

Winner of the Young Quills Historical Fiction Award 2021
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, Diverse Book Award, and Iris Award
Longlisted for the YA Jhalak Prize and UKLA Book Award
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal

Nobody free till everybody free. Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is toiling on the Frontier sugar cane plantation for endless hot days, fearing the vicious whips of the overseers.

Then one night he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Moa is to be a cane warrior, and fight for the freedom of all the enslaved people in the nearby plantations. But before they can escape, Moa and his friend Keverton must face their first great task: to kill their overseer, Misser Donaldson.

Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches . . .

Irresistible, gripping, sometimes brutal but completely unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky's War in Jamaica, 1760.

NOTE: Young Adult (13+) Readership advised. Not for the faint of heart, but an important insight into historical slavery, white privilege and racial politics.

On winning the Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2021:

“This award means so much to me because I felt I was writing about my ancestors. Tears were in my eyes through many scenes.
I’m just so proud.
I dedicate it to the indomitable and resilient spirit of Jamaicans.” – Alex Wheatle


Author: Wheatle, Alex
Binding: Hardback / Paperback
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Series: N/A
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Published: 01/10/2020
Pagination: 192 pages
Classification: Jamaica
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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