Here's my most recent review on Shiny, which appeared today. This is a slim volume but one with a powerful punch. It tells the story of a man who grew up in Africa, and reached the age of nineteen before he was captured by the amazon warriors of a warlike rival tribe and sold to what turned out to be the very last slavers from the United States. Enslaved in Alabama for more than five years, he was freed after the Civil War and lived to a grand old age. Zora Neale Hurston interviewed him in his mid-eighties, and this is his story told in his own words, with plenty of additional material. I thought it was brilliant. This is the link to my full review.