THE PRAYING NUN – A SLAVE SHIP SAGA
Author: Michael Smorenburg
Publisher: House of Qunard publishing
Published: November 2016
A TRUE STORY OF DISCOVERY AND EXCAVATION, 1985
A LOVE STORY OF TERROR AND TRAGEDY, 1794
1794 – Naked and shackled, Chikunda, a newly wedded man who cannot hold his tongue is heaved aboard the slaver Sao Jose off the coast of Mozambique, bound for the slave markets of Brazil.
Once below decks, down in the stinking holds with 400 naked captives, he instinctively knows that it will all be over… Faith, his new bride, will be lost to him.
Chikunda desperately needs a plan… and Chikunda always has a plan.
But on this voyage, fate has other plans.