An Anthology of Stories and Poems to Commemorate the Bicentenary Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade
An anthology of short stories and poems collected by Malorie Blackman to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act
In March 1807, the British Parliament passed an Act making the trading and transportation of slaves illegal. It was many years before slavery, as it was known then, was abolished, and slavery still continues today in different ways, but it was a big step forward towards the empancipation of a people.
Malorie Blackman has drawn together some of the finest of today's writers and poets to contribute to this important anthology. Their short stories and poems sit alongside first-hand accounts of slavery from freed slaves, making a fascinating and absorbing collection that remembers and commemorates one of the most brutal and long-lasting inflictions of misery that human beings have inflicted upon other human beings.
Praise for Unheard Voices
If you think that marking this bicentenary is slightly unnecessary and a bit of a fuss about nothing, Unheard Voices a collection of writings put together by award-winning children's author Malorie Blackman, about what it meant to be a slave, will change your mind.Newbury Weekly News
the greatest strength of the anthology lies in its careful and effective juxtapositioning of punchy, thought provoking contemporary narratives with the articulate, measured eloquence of those who lived through the ordeal.The Guardian
A hard-hitting read that you won't ever forget.Elinor Smith, 16, First News
It is pitched to perfectionetc
This excellent collection of stories, poems and first-hand accounts is published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade Act.Carousel
A riveting collection of stories, poems and first hand recollections on the theme of slavery that not only remembers and commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, but also celebrates the work of some of the finest black writers.Michela Horsfield, Daily Echo
Unheard Voices deserves to be in every school in the country.Enid Stephenson, Carousel
A recommended read for children and adults.Irish Examiner
A stunning anthologyBirmingham Post
It is a valuable resourceSchool Librarian