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Freedom in Congo Square BSW1146

US$18.95

As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square. This book will have a forward from Freddi Williams Evans (freddievans.com), a historian and Congo Square expert, as well as a glossary of terms with pronunciations and definitions.

《刚果广场的自由盛会》引进自美国,是一本取材于真实历史、讲述自由之真谛的鼓舞人心的图画书。

它用诗歌的形式讲述了一段鲜为人知的真实历史:在美国内战之前的南部美国,路易斯安那州,黑奴们在不公平的制度下,无休无止地干着苦活。他们数着日子,盼望周日的到来,因为周日至少有半天,他们可以在刚果广场短暂聚会。在那里,他们可以自由地组建露天市场,唱歌、跳舞,演奏乐曲。他们可以暂时忘记烦心事,听音乐、跳舞、社交,重温什么叫做自由——那种在未来的某一天,他们必将再次感受到的自由。

作家的文笔简短而富有激情,生动地歌咏了黑奴的苦难与他们对自由的向往。画家用大胆、丰富的绘画形式为读者展现了一种原生态的、富有表现力的民间艺术,极好地传达了这本图书的主题。阿甲老师流畅而优美的译文为本篇故事更添光彩。

By Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, Hardcover, Simplified Chinese characters, 40 pages, 11"x8.5"
 
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