Harold Courlander (September 18, – March 15, ) was an American novelist, folklorist From until , Courlander was African specialist, Caribbean specialist, feature .. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. The African is a novel by Harold Courlander. Plot. A young African boy, Hwesuhunu, Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Get this from a library! The African a novel.. [Harold Courlander] -- Hwesuhunu is captured by French slave traders, shipwrecked on the island of Saint Lucia.
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From until , Courlander was African specialist, Caribbean specialist, feature writer, and senior news analyst for the Voice of America in Washington, D.
Always sympathetic to the plight of animals, Courlander, in his later years would write with his rescued, mixed German Shepherd dog, Sandy, at his side. Even in the s, Courlander still used the same Royal typewriter he had purchased in the s. Courlander never learned typing as they teach it in school and always typed his manuscripts using two fingers.
The novel was the story of a slave's capture in Africa, his experiences aboard a slave ship, and his struggle to retain his native culture in a hostile new world. In , Courlander filed suit in the U.
Without The African, Roots would have been a very different and less successful novel, and indeed it is doubtful that Mr. Haley could have written Roots without The African. Haley copied language, thoughts, attitudes, incidents, situations, plot and character. Courlander's novel depicts a successful revolt on the slave ship, a shipwreck in the French colony of Saint-Domingue , a fugitive life as escaped slaves, recapture by French troops, and then transport to New Orleans in Haley's novel begins before the American Revolution, depicts disease striking down the slaves before they could revolt, and shows the ship arriving successfully in the British colony of Maryland.
The copying in Roots was in the form of specific ideas and passages. For example, strikingly similar language is used to describe an infestation of lice on the slave ship:  Courlander, The African Haley, Roots To the damp sick foulness in the belly of the ship there came to be added another torture—lice.
They crawled on the face and drank at the corners of the eyes. If the fingers caught the predator, it was killed between the fingernails. He would squirm his body, with his fingers darting and pinching to crush any lice that he might trap between his nails.
The copying is significant and extensive.
Roots takes from The African phrases, situations, ideas, aspects of style and plot. Roots finds in The African essential elements for its depiction of such things as a slave's thoughts of escape, the psychology of an old slave, the habits of mind of the hero, and the whole sense of life on an infamous slave ship. Such things are the life of a novel; and when they appear in Roots, they are the life of someone else's novel.
District Court Judge Robert J. Ward stated, "Copying there is, period. However, Alex Haley maintained throughout the trial that he had not even heard of The African until the year after Roots was published, and speculated that someone else had given him the photocopied passages.