“The Slave Factory” on Kindle for 99 Cents

The Slave Factory“The Slave Factory,” a short book by Julian Darius, is available exclusively on Kindle for the low price of 99 cents — and is free to read for Amazon Prime members.

This work of short historical and literary fiction, consisting of 12 brief chapters, addresses a crucial but largely forgotten part of the slave trade: slave factories, or bases on the African coast that bought slaves and resold them to slaving ships. These were places of notorious suffering and exploitation, so much so that even white slavers looked down upon them.

The story explores this unique setting’s fascinating dynamics. It examines the lives of both whites and blacks, uncovering how they intersect in surprising ways.

For more information, please visit this item’s page here on Martian Lit or visit its page on Amazon.com.

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In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which publishes non-fiction and documentary films on comic books and promotes the medium as a legitimate form of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity




And Still Your Fingers on Your Lips


The Slave Factory


Watching People Burn


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