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  • 06 August 2020
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São Tome Journey to the Abyss Portugal's Stolen Children review ç 109 And shipped 4000 miles to the West African islandStellar Pre Publication Reviews for Paul Cohn's São ToméSão Tomé a powerful story I admired the strength and confidence in the writing The setting and characters are richly drawn and I especially enjoyed the vivid details that make the unfolding events resonate sharply with the reader riveting Michael Peitsch Sr Vice PresidentPublisher Little Brown CoA potent mix of characters and action Paul Cohn's São Tomé is historical fiction at its finest Sid Gustafson Prisoners of Flight São Tomé great research emotionally powerful the drama is terrific I got hooked Carl Lennertz Vice President HarperCollins Publishers São Tomé is rich and potent depict. I am amazed at anyone taking on the daunting task of writing a historical novel Paul Cohn did this explaining a part of history that had been hidden From the stealing of Jewish children from their families the voyage through shark infested waters to the unrelenting jungle and shores of Africa Saulo the main character tells the horrible tale of these children all at the hands of the Catholics This is just another example of torture abuse and starvation all the in the name of religion Thank you for sharing your hard work researching yet another example of man s inhumanity to man Speaking of behavior of people to people does anyone know who the author s oldest daughter is

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São Tome Journey to the Abyss Portugal's Stolen Children review ç 109 In 1485 the Portuguese Crown and Catholic Church began to kidnap Jewish children forcibly convert the young conscripts and ship them to São Tomé Island off the African euator to work the government sugar plantations The collision of slavery sugar agriculture and discovery of The Americas transformed this island colony into the nidus of the wholesale black slave trade that infected Africa and Western commerce for the next 350 years This is a uniue and little known chapter of the Diaspora which also reveals the Medieval Church s complicity in the business of slavery São Tomé tells the story of young Marcel Saulo and his sister Leah who were abducted with other children from their synagogue in Lisbon. This fine history novel has it all The beginnings of African slavery a little known holocaust of Jewish people in Portugal and Africa and all recorded in the protagonist s journal reminiscent of Anne Frank s The hero a Portuguese teenager Marcel Saulo is kidnapped by Crown and Church and shipped along with dozens of other Jewish children to slave on the sugar plantations of Sao Tome Island off the West African euator The story recounted by the author in fast moving and dramatic settings unfolds as Saulo records the suffering that he and his fellow children endure But soon the book s hero discovers that his suffering is little compared to a greater suffering that of the tribal population of West Africa decimated by the Portuguese and Spanish slavers As best he can he befriends the Africans brought to the island and strives to combat the growing black slave tradeEnduring many hardships and personal tragedies Saulo eventually prospers as a sugar planter yet never wavers in his attempts to combat slavery At the novel s end there is an amazing and unexpected twist both heartwarming and tragic a surprise that is logical and secretly embedded in the story Sao Tome is a remarkable read an historically informative page turner If I had a best seller list it would be at the top I highly recommend Sao Tome by Paul D Cohn

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São Tome Journey to the Abyss Portugal's Stolen Children review ç 109 Ed with impressive authority throughout Leigh Feldman Darhansoff Verrill Feldman Literary AgencyAbout the authorPaul Cohn became intrigued with the story of São Tomé Island after viewing Luc Cuyveres' PBS series Into the Rising Sun which chronicled the 15th and 16th Century Portuguese voyages of exploration His research revealed the compelling history of this euatorial West African island colony The beginnings and then the centerpiece for wholesale African slave trafficking the kidnapping of Jewish children from the Portuguese mainland to work the Tomé sugar plantations and the corrosive influence of sugar commerce on both Europe and the Americas This was a tale to be shared with the reading public. Decent historical fiction for my AtW challenge Sao Tome Marcel is clearly not the most diplomatic person but his heart is in the right place His adventures somewhat engaged me I especially liked the descriptions of food then became engrossing in the last 60 pages