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Sao Tome
Paul D. Cohn

Sao Tome
Journey to the Abyss
Portugal's Stolen Children

In 1485 the Portuguese Crown and Catholic Church began to kidnap Jewish children, forcibly convert the young conscripts, and ship them to São Tomé Island off the African equator to work the government sugar plantations. The collision of slavery, sugar agriculture, and discovery of The Americas transformed this island colony into the nidus of the wholesale black slave trade that infected Africa and Western commerce for the next 350 years. Sao Tome reveals the Medieval Church's complicity in the business of human bondage. This little-known chapter of the Diaspora tells the story of young Marcel Saulo and his sister Leah abducted with other children from their synagogue in Lisbon and shipped by caravel 4,000 miles to the West-African island where they bear witness to the holocaust of African slavery.

American author Paul D. Cohn’s novel, São Tomé, was recently published in Portuguese by Medialivros/DIFEL, Lisbon, and is now in bookstores in Portugal and Brazil under the title Rapto em Lisboa ( Kidnapping in Lisbon). Because of the controversial subject matter, Medialivros fast-tracked the novel from their usual production schedule of 18 months. Cohn now finds himself in the high-altitude company of well-known contemporary writers such as Isabel Allende, Umberto Eco, and Amin Maalouf.

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