Lion’s Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America

TitleLion’s Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
Year for Search2002
AuthorsBarnes, Steven [Emory](b. 1952)
Pagination461 pp.
Date Published2002
PublisherAspect/Warner Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

An alternative history novel in which Africans are the slave owners and whites the slave in a North America, known as Bilalstan, which is divided among Zulus, Arabs, Aztecs, Vikings and Native Indians. The novel focus on the relationship between the Irish Christian Aidan O’Dere and his owner the African Muslim African Muslim, Kai ibn Jallaleddin ibn Rashid. A sequel, Zulu Heart. New York: Aspect/Warner Books, 2003. 463 pp. continues the story with O’Dere, now free, must accept being re-enslaved for the chance of gaining permanent freedom for himself and his sister while his former owner, now friend, struggles with the immorality of the slavery that underpins his status and wealth. A third volume was mentioned in a blog post in 2007 but has not been published.

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African American author (b. 1952)

Full Text

2002 Barnes, Steven [Emory] (b. 1952). Lion’s Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America. New York: Aspect/Warner Books. 461 pp. PSt

An alternative history novel in which Africans are the slave owners and whites the slave in a North America, known as Bilalstan, which is divided among Zulus, Arabs, Aztecs, Vikings and Native Indians. The novel focus on the relationship between the Irish Christian Aidan O’Dere and his owner the African Muslim African Muslim, Kai ibn Jallaleddin ibn Rashid. A sequel, Zulu Heart. New York: Aspect/Warner Books, 2003. 463 pp. continues the story with O’Dere, now free, must accept being re-enslaved for the chance of gaining permanent freedom for himself and his sister while his former owner, now friend, struggles with the immorality of the slavery that underpins his status and wealth. A third volume was mentioned in a blog post in 2007 but has not been published. African American author.