Fragments of the Ark
Based on the inspirational life of Robert Smalls, Fragments of the Ark explores the American Civil War through the eyes of its most deeply wounded souls. Against this chaotic backdrop, the novel sweeps readers into Mango's heroic quest for the most basic of human rights—a safe haven to nurture a family bound by love and not fear, and the freedom to be the master of his own life.
"First and foremost, Fragments is a powerful testimony to the spirit of a people who would not be denied their freedom."—San Francisco Chronicle
"In telling this true story of African-American heroism, the author paints a detailed portrait of the neo-African Gullah culture of the Carolinas and allows us to see how African-Americans not only endured the horror of slavery but triumphed over it."—Daily News
"Books like this enrich our lives by expanding our pantheon of heroes."—Library Journal
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