The praying nun-A shipwreck saga


Author: Michael Smorenburg

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780620722612

Pages: 143

Publisher: House of Qunard publishing

Published: November 2016



Based on facts , “The Praying Nun” is a 2-part novella that details the first attempts to identify an unidentified shipwreck from cannonball, cannons & artifacts found just behind the waves of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
In 2015 the Smithsonian institute identified that wreck as the only slave shipwreck ever found. She went down in 1794 – half of the 400 slaves chained in her holds were drowned – and the other half who were ‘saved’ were sold 2 days later on the block.