Anti Human-Trafficking Advocate Tells Multigenerational Tale of Grief, Confusion, and Fear … Love, Dignity, Hope, and Justice

BAKERSFIELD, CA, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The innocent women and children, who were violently ripped from their peaceful homeland and herded into the filthy bowels of an illegal slave ship, could not have anticipated the cruelty that lay in wait for them on a malicious white slaver's plantation. In A Veil of Blood Hangs Over Africa, Lucia Mann completes her African Trilogy with a captivating tale of acceptance versus revenge, injustice in opposition to rectitude, and shame contrasted with dignity. You will be riveted by Mann's opposing themes, which she, herself, was trapped in as a young girl ensnared by a depraved South African master.

Yearning to be free is the overarching power of Mann's work. Rallying behind a cast of characters who risk so much for one more taste of freedom will enrich readers beyond measure. A Veil of Blood is a towering work that will expand horizons and touch hearts.

A Veil of Blood Hangs Over Africa tells its story through a myriad of absorbing characters:

  • a young mother stolen from her ancient homeland and forced to endure brutality
  • a girl who grows up enslaved and discovers pure love in the filth of a slave estate
  • the offspring of a white slave child who suffers untold pain and indignity
  • cruel and callous men whose inherited fortunes protect them from their evil deeds
  • a modern-day heir who struggles to make sense of a history eating away at her

"I grieve the loss of my right to walk freely on the land of my birth."
Mandinka slave

About the Author: Lucia Mann is a former British journalist and award-winning author of three previous African-set novels devoted to slavery and racial prejudice, Beside an Ocean of Sorrow, Rented Silence, and Africa's Unfinished Symphony. Born in British Colonial South Africa in the wake of WWII, Mann saw and felt firsthand the pain and suffering of those who were treated inferior because of the color of their skin. She currently resides in British Columbia, Canada, where is working on her next book.

About the book:
Title: A Veil of Blood Hangs Over Africa
Author: Lucia Mann
Publisher: Grassroots Publishing Group
Publication Months: July 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9794805-7-7
Format: Soft Cover and Digital

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