From the trend-setting author of “While Men Slept” comes this thriller about slavery, abduction, voyage, lust, betrayal, a priestess and murder.
Gloria Ogo‘s BLACK OPAL is set on the Atlantic ocean between Nigeria and England.
At the beginning of the nineteeth century, an estimated three quarter of people were trapped against their will. For over three hundred years, European merchants forced Africans into slave ships and transported them across the Atlantic ocean.
Kofi, an escaped slave from the Elmina coast of Ghana, is recaptured and thrust upon the ill-fated Elizabeth, a slave ship designed for torture.
When he learns that none of the passengers are meant to make it out alive, he must seek the help of the Priestess in whose hands his fate and that of all prisoners aboard lies.