Black Caesar

Black Caesar, the Irrepressible was published in Meanjin December 2008. You can read the story, illustrated by Jennifer Tyers, on pages 2-6 below, or listen to it, read by Ben Grant and recorded by James Wilkinson: Black Caesar, the Irrepressible.

What’s fact and what’s fiction in this story?

Following Caesar’s departure from the West Indies, the milestones in his life are based on the historical record, and on early retellings of the historical record. A full bibliography is available on request.

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Go to Page 2 to read Caesar and check out Jen’s illustrations >>>