'Ere àwòrán' Weaves Captivating Tale of Slavery, Fight for Freedom
"When I first learned about the Africa Squadron, I wondered why I had never heard of it. Then, I began to read about all of the amazing things that Harriet Tubman did during the Civil War and felt the need to tell the story," said Michael Jay Nusbaum.
After extensive research of African American History as well as being politically and socially active for civil rights, Nusbaum wrote "Ere àwòrán" (published by Xlibris) to further tell the story of slavery in America.
A story of slavery, love, hope and redemption, "Ere àwòrán" follows Osumaka and his family who are abducted from Africa. It portrays his perspective as they were separated and sent into slavery--his experiences through the Middle Passage. Ultimately, Osumaka escapes into the Underground Railroad only to meet and join forces with Harriet Tubman in the fight for freedom.
Though a work of fiction, "Ere àwòrán" is based around real historical events, and its narrative could still teach readers about the history of slavery around the time of the Civil War. It is Nusbaum's hope that, in reading this story, his readers will not only learn about the Africa Squadron and realize how active Harriet Tubman was in fighting for the Union and for freedom but also continue the dialog of slavery in America.
By Michael Jay Nusbaum
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781503542631
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781503542648
E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781503542655
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About the Author
Michael Jay Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS was born in Livingston, N.J. He attended Washington and Jefferson College for his undergraduate studies where he received a BA in Chemistry. He then attended Rutgers Medical School and entered into the field of surgery training at: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and UMDNJ. He is an accomplished academic author with numerous academic publications and recently released a textbook, with two others, entitled, "Metabolic Medicine and Surgery" through CRC Press. He is currently the Chief of Bariatric Surgery at Morristown Medical Center, Director of Bariatric Services for Atlantic Health and the Surgical Director of the Metabolic Medicine and Weight Control Center for Atlantic Health. He has served as part of President Obama's Patient Access Summit held at the White House. He holds numerous patents and has both started and sold several tech companies. He has extensively studied African American History and is both politically and socially active for civil rights. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.