Ajeemah and His Son Topics for Discussion

James Berry
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1. Was the slavery in Jamaica degrading to the masters and overseers as well as the slaves?

2. Why does Atu kill himself? 3. Atu loved his horse, so why did he break its legs?

4. Why does Ajeemah spend part of each night imagining his family?

Would this not make him sadder?

5. Why do the slaves in Ajeemah and His Son not rebel and kill their oppressors? Do they want to? What would stop them?

6. Ajeemah and Atu live fairly ordinary lives as representative slaves.

Why would Berry not give them exciting deeds to do? How does he maintain interest in a story about mundane lives?

7. What do you learn about history, especially Jamaican history, in Ajeemah and His Son?

8. Why would a slave warn his or her master that another slave was plotting to rebel or escape?

9. How do the slaveowners make sure that slaves do not rebel? Are...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Ajeemah and His Son from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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