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Master Of My Fate

Master Of My Fate

William Buchanan lived an extraordinary life- born a slave on a plantation in Jamaica, he escaped the gallows more than once, took part in the rebellion that led to the end of slavery in Jamaica, was transported to the other side of the world as punishment, tried his hand at robb... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143787532
Barcode 9780143787532
Published 7 May 2019 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Sienna
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ISBN-13 9780143787532
ISBN-10 0143787535
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage (Australia)
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Sienna
Category Historical Fiction
Slavery & Emancipation
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 418g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 976961

Description of this Book

William Buchanan lived an extraordinary life- born a slave on a plantation in Jamaica, he escaped the gallows more than once, took part in the rebellion that led to the end of slavery in Jamaica, was transported to the other side of the world as punishment, tried his hand at robbing stage coaches, and finally won true freedom on Australian soil.Master of My Fate is a novel based on his story, told by a woman with the same roots, more than 180 years later. Sienna Brown came across William?s story while working in the very building he was transported to in Sydney. As a black woman with Jamaica roots, she felt compelled to write the story of this countryman she stumbled across when also feeling homesick and at sea.Told through William?s voice, this is a lyrical, historical, coming of age story about learning to fight for your rights - and finally becoming the master of your own fate.

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Author's Bio

Sienna Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Canada. But it wasn't until a move to Sydney that she came across William Buchanan's story and was struck with a sense of fate - this story of a lost man far from home resonated with her own feelings of displacement. A lifelong storyteller and daughter of Jamaican parents, Sienna was captivated by William's story and the way it intersected with her own cultural background. She is a professional dancer, film editor and documentary director by trade, and worked at Sydney Living Museums, where she first came across William's story. She is currently working on her second novel.

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