The Reading Chair

 

The latest show being produced by Jacqueline Malcolm and her sisters (Spreeboy Publishing) which will first air on Colourful Radio on Sunday, 1st October 2017 at 12:20pm (directly after Barking Mad)

Slave Book Cover

Book: Slave: Escaping the Chains of Freedom

Author: Jacqueline Malcolm

About the Author: An Award Winning Playwright, having recently won the British Theatre Challenge 2016 with her play, ‘iDOLLatry’ and with a Masters in Theatrical Directing, her other writing credits include a number of plays which she produced and directed for the fringe theatres of London; the children’s book, ‘Adventures of Lucy the Lamb’ and many published articles written as part of her work as a columnist.

About the Book: “It’s 18th Century New York and the slave trade continues amidst an historical political upheaval. Hezekiah Thomas, born the son of a white General and his black enslaved mother, suddenly finds himself a free man. But what is freedom without money? Through a concoction of chance and opportunities, Hezekiah is faced with the decision to go against all of his convictions and become an owner of slaves.

Jacqueline Malcolm’s masterful storytelling not only addresses the ageless discussion of the motives behind the reported black slave owners of the period, but we are also taken on a journey into our own hearts and desires: How far will we go to survive? How far will we go for a profit?”