By Solomon Northup
A strong and riveting condemnation of yankee slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing actual tale of Solomon Northup who was once abducted and bought into slavery, enduring incredible degradation and abuse until eventually his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen's robust movie variation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch gained top photograph at either the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 2014.
Tricked by way of males delivering him a task as a musician in long island country in 1841, Solomon Northup was once drugged and abducted. His lifestyles is jeopardy, he was once compelled to imagine a brand new identify and pretend prior. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague send, he used to be at first bought to a cotton planter.
In the twelve years that stick to he's bought to many alternative vendors who deal with him with various degrees of savagery; pressured labour, scant nutrition and various beatings are his standard fare. opposed to all odds, Northup ultimately succeeds in contacting a sympathetic get together and manages to get be aware to his family members. the consequent rescue and criminal circumstances are not any much less surprising and interesting than the remainder of the tale.
A true-life testomony to super braveness and tenacity within the face of unfathomable injustice, Northup's account additionally presents a unprecedented perception right into a murky previous being meticulous first-hand recordings of slave existence. a brand new movie premiering in 2013, that includes Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch, is certain to introduce this impressive tale to a brand new audience.
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12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup