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"Purifying the Ship of Evil" (Chapter 4 of "Pirating Slavery")

Updated: Oct 8


Slavers bringing captives on board their ship on Africa’s west coast (19th-century print)

 

Pirating Slavery, my novel about buccaneers liberating slave ships, will be published in 16 installments twice a week for four months. The fourth chapter appears here:


https://cynthiaadinakirkwo.wixsite.com/pirating-slavery/post/purifying-the-ship-of-evil-4


Books, published as installments, make the story more manageable while heightening the experience of reading. The book becomes a companion and a commentary on your day-to-day life as you read it over the course of a few months.


Between chapters, readers have the time to share , talk and speculate about the book.

Try it!


Book serials first appeared in 1836, when a French newspaper published Honore de Balzac. At the same time, in England, Charles Dickens published The Pickwick Papers and ignited a trend. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in 1851 in 40 installments. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina was published in Russia from 1873 to 1877.

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