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What the Wind Brings

By Matthew Hughes

Publishers blurb: In the mid 1500s shipwrecked African slaves melded with the indigenous peoples of coastal Ecuador and together they fought the Spanish colonial power to a standstill, to remain independent for centuries. The novel carries a flavor of South American magical realism tradition into a grand historical epic. Both sweeping and intimate, it is a delight to read from beginning to end.

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What the Wind Brings

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 7,937 words (29 minutes) · 1 like · 1068 views

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This is an excerpt from a historical/magical realism novel, released in paperback and ebook editions December 17. It tells the story of African slaves, shipwrecked on the jungle coast of 16th-century Ecuador, who allied with local indigenous people. Together, they outfought and out-thought Spanish conquistadors to preserve their freedom.