A Respectable Trade Characters

Philippa Gregory
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Mehuru

A man trained as a priest who has a vision of the coming of the slave ship, Mehuru is an important man in his native home. He lives in Africa and is among those distressed by the continuing slave trade that is tearing villages apart and robbing their nation of an entire generation. Mehuru is assigned the task of taking a ban on slavery to the various villages of his region in an effort to eliminate the African participation in the trade. While on this mission, he is captured and transported as a slave to the home of Josiah and Frances Cole. Mehuru is very intelligent and quickly learns to speak the language of his captors so that he is able to communicate and to help teach the other slaves. Mehuru soon learns to read and is a voracious reader, taking interest in the new world in which...

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