This is a Free Event as part of Black History Month.
Liberty Bazaar is David’s debut novel which was awarded a prestigious Kirkus Blue Star. The novel is set in Liverpool in 1863 at the height of the American Civil War and the cotton famine in the north of England, and is aÂ powerful story of courage, betrayal and love, told in the compelling voices of an escaped slave girl and a Confederate general.
â€˜Chadwickâ€™s prose paints his shuffling urban milieu with a nose for detail, inhaling the rich tang of docklands crowds, the sweeping egalitarianism of street life forming a tragic backbone for the limitations of the rich. What really stands out, however, is the twin narrative, muddying the heroic waters yet acknowledging their existence in a time of violent opposition. It amounts to a revealing look at vested interests, and the fact that Britain has more blood on its hands than it would care to admit.â€™Â Joshua Potts, The Skinny