Slaves, Masters and Traders: Historical Fiction written by H. Ann Ackroyd is a timely book which got numerous positive rave reviews on Amazon.
Although the book deals with a dark and serious subject – slavery in 1800 AD – it is not all doom and gloom. The story is told from the differing points of view of different sets of people in three different locations: In Louisiana, the story is told both from the point of view of a black slave family as well as from the point of view of their masters. In West Africa, the narrative follows a black tribal family prior to capture and through to subsequent transportation and enslavement. In Britain, the points of view are those of three different types of slave traders and the world in which they live.
H. Ann Ackroyd was born and raised in southern Africa. She is of British and Austrian parentage and has family in Britain, Europe and Africa with whom she keeps in touch and on whose experiences she draws, along with her own, in Colonial Adventures and Other Stories and Across the Rift.
She was trained at the University of Vienna, Austria, as a translator: main languages English and German, also Spanish and Portuguese. She has lived in Africa, Europe, Brazil and now lives in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.