An inspiring historical novel based on the true story of the Great Slave Revolt on Curacao in 1795. ***Now a major motion picture staring Danny Glover and Jeroen Krabbe*** Tula, a slave in Curacao, is convinced that God made all human beings equal.
Stirred by news from abroad - that the French have abolished slavery on neighbouring Haiti and that the New Dutch Republic is now under French rule - Tula sets out to improve the position of his fellow slaves on Curacao.
But the colonial powers on the island are unable to comprehend his efforts at peaceful resistance.
As political and social tensions rise, they ultimately result in a brutal act of aggression.
Tula is an unforgettable novel - rich in historical detail and committed to telling a fascinating story about equality, freedom, brotherhood.