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Shortlisted for Jhalak Prize 2021
How one woman masterminded slave resistance against the British in eighteenth-century Jamaica - the incredible true story of Queen Nanny and the Maroons. Part of the True Adventure series!
1720. Blue Mountains, windward Jamaica. High above the army camps and plantations of the British Empire, a group of ex-slaves - called Maroons - are building a new home for themselves.
When British soldiers enter the forests to hunt them down, one of the Maroons will lead the fight against them - Queen Nanny, a 'wise woman' with a reputation for ancient obeah magic, and a guerrilla fighter of genius. Under her generalship, her people will make a do-or-die defence of their freedom.
Featuring exciting historical materials that bring this true story to life: maps, timelines and extra information about Queen Nanny and the Maroons, and their fight against British colonialism