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My name’s not Friday – By Jon Walter


A sad story set in the American Civil War dealing with slavery and a young boy Samuel, who is mistakenly sold when he had started life as a free person.

Samuel finds that he has been brought by a white boy who he says “don’t even look as old as I am”, Gerald now claims to own him body and soul and his worth has been set at six hundred dollars.’

Samuel’s an educated boy who has been raised and taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave this makes him keep the knowledge that he can read and write to himself, until the other slaves on the plantation find out and he starts to spread his knowledge of how to read.  Now they don’t call him Samuel. Not anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer…

An extraordinary tale of endurance and hope, a story about the power of belief and the strength of the human spirit, set against the terrifying backdrop of the American Civil War. 7

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