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Ere prize specimens male and female are chosen to work in exotic bordellos and on slave breeding plantations w. Some five years passed between the publication of Kyle Onstott s anti GONE WITH THE WIND slavery epic MANDINGO and during that time two significant things took place in the author s career 1 Presumably following actually taking the time to read the sprawlingly over long MANDINGO someone at Onstott s publisher had the infinite mercy to not inflict such a pointlessly dense doorstop of a book upon readers a second time and conseuently hired an editor who was not asleep at the wheel when the inevitable seuel was in the pipeline 2 With the first of MANDINGO s seuels 1962 s DRUM Onstott acknowledges the contributions of his good friend and collaborator Lance Horner to whom I am profpundly obligated for the assistance he has given me and without whose insistence aid and persistent encouragement this book would never have been finished There appears to be little information as to the full nature of the collaborative relationship between Onstott and Horner but if you ask me especially since I ve bead the majority of the subseuent books Horner probably acted to trim the fat from Onstott s narrative something MANDINGO certainly needed it was re issued several times after its original edition in expurgated versions that trimmed superfluous padding while retaining all of the sex and violence From DRUM onward Horner was present for what remained of Onstott s output and beyond but I ll get to that in a bitDRUM tells the story of three generations of characters unfolding its narrative over some five hundred pages and managing to hold the reader s attention without ever lapsing into the lengthy and agonizing bits of useless business that went nowhere and occasionally brought its predecessor s 659 pages to a gear grinding halt One might think that an epic covering approximately forty some odd years and three protagonists would be ponderous going but the narrative is wisely divided into three books so the leaps from era to era happen with no wasted words and bring readers to exactly where they need to be in the showcased hero s developmentBook One opens in Africa sometime around or just before 1800 and introduces us to Tamboura a member of Hausa royalty who eagerly awaits the culmination of his manhood trials and his subseuent right to get his hump on with the nubile girls of his village a right guaranteed once he is ritually circumcised Well poor Tamboura is shit outta luck because some of his jealous family members plot against him in an effort to usurp his right of tribal leadership succession and successfully drug and kidnap him selling him into slavery to an Arab flesh trader rather than kill him outright which would have offended the spirits With nothing to his name but a totemic necklace he believes affords him mystical protection Tamboura endures the long journey from Africa to the slave markets of Cuba where his fierce physical beauty catches the eye of an aging monied plantation owner don Cesar who buys him with a mind to use Tamboura as a prime stud for breeding The don is a man with vision enough to foresee the encroaching end of legally importing slaves from Africa and he intends to use his plantation as the first self sufficient slave generating compound in Cuba a move that would earn him the wealth of a king Tamboura as is par for the course in this kind of novel of course comes to virtually worship don Cesar and does everything in his power to please him Then Tamboura meets the don s hot blonde and French mistress Alix allegedly the Comtesse de Vaux a title she embellished herself with upon fleeing the horrors of the French Revolution and the two enter into a clandestine relationship of torrid passionate sex unhindered by any hint of actual communication or getting to know each other as human beings In her earlier days Alix had loved a devoted slave named Bonaventure who gave his life during her aforementioned escape so she developed a taste for strapping black men an interest definitely not approved of by her slave and almost constant companion the haughty Rachel who doesn t like men for some reason that no one can figure outTamboura and Alix s affair goes on rampantly and undiscovered which practically drives Rachel insane with jealousy and frustration causing her to resort to an escalating and utterly futile barrage of voodoo charms before coming up with one of the most brilliant relationship destroying schemes I ve ever read about and I won t spoil it for you sorry Needless to say the lovers are discovered en flagrante and Tamboura is put to hideous death by a reluctant don Cesar who knows that Tamboura did not rape Alix despite what she claims in order to save her own worthless ass but must execute him to reinforce to the whole town the lesson of what happens when a black man gets it on with a white woman Alix and Rachel are given twenty four hours to vacate the premises with nothing but the clothes on their backs which in no way stops them from stealing anything of value that they can carry their passage guaranteed on ships bound for Mexico or New Orleans They set off for the latter and a distraught Alix realizes that she had actually come to love Tamboura retaining only his totem necklace to remember him by That and the unwanted son that she discovers she s knocked up withBook Two shifts the timeline forward by about eighteen years by which time Alix has once reinvented herself this time as the madame at New Orleans most high end whorehouse the de Vaux Academie de Musiue Having found herself pregnant with the unexpected and unwanted fruit of her time with Tamboura Alix passes of her black son Drum as Rachel s baby and promptly distances herself from her child Between the time of Drum s birth sometime in the early 1800 s and his eighteenth birthday Alix has become uite rich thanks to her bordello attracting wealthy and powerful regulars and once he s of age Drum is sent off to apprentice as a blacksmith Unlike many of the slaves in books of this genre Drum is educated than most and comes off as rather sophisticated when compared to his fellow human chattel an aspect of his demeanor that along with his oft mentioned overwhelming physical beauty makes him ideal as a bartender and live sex show performer in the melees Alix stages for her jaded clientele Growing up unaware that Rachel is not his real mother Drum hates Alix as a foul epitome of all that he perceives as wrong and unattractive about white women but he enjoys his status as a featured fixture at her establishment and eventually receives training as a fighter after kicking the living shit out of another slave who did not show him proper deference Once trained Drum goes on to win match after match a towering nude black Hercules who can mete out and take extreme punishment but as his winning streak breeds jealousy and frustration among some of the owners of slaves he defeats so an escalating slate of horrifying and vicious opponents takes up much of his time Much 0f Book Two is taken up with Drum s pugilistic efforts but there is also a fair amount of time spent on his pleasuring with an assortment of all too willing female slaves and in one memorably tasteless seuence a spoiled rotten uber rich homicidal bi sexual French duelist he does not rebuff the guy because the man bought him a prize wench and resisting him would mean financial suicide for Alix s whorehouse A plague of yellow fever collouially referred to as Bronze John hits New Orleans and kills people by the thousands eventually claiming Rachel who with her dying breath informs Drum that Alix is his real mother Alix briefly steps out of her role as stern whorehouse manager and relates the details of his origin to her son giving him the Number One position of power among the house s slaves if he never reveals that Alix gave birth to a black man s bastard From there the story deals with what an entitled asshole Drum becomes treating the other slaves like shit and emotionally torturing his main woman Calinda by withholding sex a tactic she tried initially but it backfired when he adopted it and lording it over Blaise a younger even strapping buck who harbors feeling s for Drum s woman One night while Drum is out servicing two fancy girls at some rich lady s house Drum s woman takes Blaise to her bed and is inevitably caught by Drum Overcome with rage Drum attacks Blaise with the intent to kill him in cold blood Their fight spills out into the whorehouse s courtyard and Blaise who does not want to fight his best friend defends himself with a carpenter s saw embedding the blade in Drum s jugular As Drum bleeds out on the cobblestones Alix forces Blaise and Calinda under penalty of severe punishment to tell anyone who asks that Drum was killed in a street fight Alix keeps the necklace that Drum inherited from Tamboura and holds it to give to her as yet unborn grandson who is gestating within CalindaBook Three opens sometime in the 1840 s and introduces us to Drumson it s all in the name folks who is raised at Alix s brothel and serves as a house slave Stunningly handsome and possessed of his father s physiue Drumson is also trained to fight by his Uncle Blaise Alix keeps the boy on a short leash never letting him know that she s his grandmother all the secrets of Alix s jungle fever died with Drumand as a result Drumson doesn t much care for her Things get interesting and finally turn the novel into a proper seuel to MANDINGO when Hammond Maxwell the conflicted slave breedingblack chick lovin white chick despisin star of that book shows up at Alix s establishment with an unusual offer Following the events so scorchingly chronicled in MANDINGO Hammond has returned from the Texies and assumed control of Falconhurst plantation when his father finally has the decency to croak seeing its cash crop of prime slaves raise his wealth to that of an antebellum Rockefeller Now all he needs to have all his ducks in a row is to get a woman to run Falconhurt s main house but he no longer wants a wife thanks to what his first spouse the infamous drunken interracial sex offender adulteress Blanche got up to with his most prized slave the famed full blooded Mandingo Mede Alix provides him with Augusta a hairdresser to the local whores who has a mildly checkered past but is a very proper lady in every way nonethless and so the pair set off to Falconhurst with Drumson taken on as Hammond s personal body slave a high position and Regine Hammond s new and ultra hot bed wench much to Augusta s annoyance During their initial time together a falling down drunk Hammond confuses Drumson with Mede and the readers are treated to Hammond baring his soul to what he believes is the ghost of the slave he so sadistically punished read murdered by pitchforking him and boiling his body for three days in a gigantic kettle until he was soup and in doing so Hammond reveals his crushing guilt over his foul deeds finally making peace with that foul event Upon arriving at Falconhurst we meet Sophie the spoiled brat twelve year old daughter Hammond believes is his via Blanche she s actually the child of Blanche s brother Charles and bears his crossed eyes as a marker of her true parentage and Sophie is soon revealed to be a budding and dangerous nymphomaniac with a heavy duty interest in the slave boys people over whom she wields the power of life and death and woe to any who might cross herThe rest of the story relates Drumson s day to day interactions with the Falconhurst slaves his devoted friendship with Miss Augusta who turns out to be one of the most genuine and sweet white folks in the entire series and the growing resentment of Drumson by slaves Clees and Clytie Also figuring into this are Alph and Meg twin former slaves of Hammond s who he sold a decade earlier only to discover later that they had blackmailed his dead wife into allowing them to fuck her whenever they demanded it lest they tell massa about her dalliances with Mede Ever since becoming aware of their crime Hammond had searched for them in vain but when he finds them again he buys them from their current owner and brings them home with him intending to imprison them away from the other slave sto heighten the suspense of what is sure to be some inevitable payback punishment a reprisal that turns out to be imminent castration for both The news of that development and the impending sale of the uppity Clees spurs an ultra violent slave revolt that results in many gory deaths including that of Drumson who sacrifices himself to save Hammond s life only to end up fatally shot and beheaded with a scythe When the revolt is uelled a heartbroken Augusta makes sure that Drumson s courage and than slavelike humanity are never forgotten affording him the rare honor of being buried among Falconhurst s honored white dead But before Drumson s body is committed to the earth Augusta retrieves Tamboura s legacy totem necklace and keeps it safe eventually to be passed on to the first of the inevitable sons Drumson siredDRUM is a brisk and very entertaining read and an improvement upon MANDINGO in several respects It is never boring the characters are much fleshed out than before and the three protagonists are each interesting in completely differing ways Tamboura personifies the untamed beauty and majesty of Africa itself an aspect noted by all who encounter him once he s transported into slavery even inspiring an aging slave dealer to paint his portrait in tribute Drum is an egocentric prick who s so full of himself that rather unlikable uite happy in his role as what is essentially a human fighting cock pun intended with little concern or respect for his own value as a human being and not a commodity Drumson is by far the most relatable of the three displaying great intelligence and self awareness despite being in a situation that seeks to uash such traits His relationship with Augusta is both surprising and touching illustrating one of the most interesting symbiotic relationships in all of the slave literature genre Only three things unite these very different men shared genetics names that all sort of relate to a percussion instrument and a disturbingly worshipful attitude toward white women Before ending up as Alix s boy toy Tamboura who bitterly despises whites encounters a statue of the Blessed Virgin during his indoctrination into Western religion and from then on he is mesmerized by the sacred beauty of female whiteness Drum lusts after white women an attitude he very wisely keeps to himself but never gets with one settling instead for the light skinned beauties in his mother s employ Drumson also reveres white women and would be curious to try one out but he knows that is just not in the cards and is fatal to any black man who achieves that goal the fate of Mede is constantly brought up so he s got constant reminders to keep it in his pants Instead Drumson transfers his worship of the white female to Miss Augusta and that reverence is rewarded with a mutually beneficial friendship that unexpectedly extends to all the plantation s slavesWell worth reading even if you have not read its ponderous predecessor DRUM is definitely recommended to the interested The 1976 film version seriously fucks with the book s content and ends up being rather a mess but it s one hell of an unintentionally hilarious disaster that features the great Warren Oates as Hammond Pam Grier Isela Vega shockingly miscast as Alix Paula Kelly John Colicos as an over the top interpretation of the bi sexual duelist who must be seen to be believed and Yaphet Kotto all of whom chew the scenery like their lives depended on it Definitely recommended for camp film enthusiasts and nowhere near as offensive as the movie of MANDINGO but if you choose experience the book or film of DRUM make the smart choice and stick with the novel Followed two years later by MASTER OF FALCONHURST

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Here masters drunk with the power of life and death force their slaves to entertain them with unspeakable acts. Read in 1976 In the same vein as Mandingo

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The world of DRUM is a world of brutality lust and miscegenation where chained Negroes are sold like cattle wh. First time reading this book it was for a friend who wanted help writing her book report for her class She told me that everytime she would read it she would get so infuriated that she would throw the book on the floor and stomp it repeatedly This was in 1964 In my opinion it gave a very different aspect of the south slavery and the uniue relationship that exists between the African American s even of today By the time Root was made into a movie it was so similar to Onstotts novel but it left out much of the historical background that was significant in Drum Within Onstott s novel there are many mixtures and variations of African Americans from the age of slavery fro uadroons mulottoes It was the uniue physical beauty that was known only to the breed called Mandingoes that Onstott mentions mostlyHis novel is a very raw uninhibited version that in many cases probably rang true of the untold story of the south and early American slave breeding Onstott paints an explicitly literal portrait of a nation trapped by its own lust desire and depravity that would lead it with no other choice but to abolish slavery Many African Americans of today have slave owner ancestry there are scant few who do not Slave Traders of the Middle East were harsh usually they made eunuchs of the African male children and given honorable positions either as guard of the royal the Harems or as man servant to the Sheiks or Sultans only The earliest known records for intentional castration or force celibacy to produce eunuchs are from the Sumerian city of Lagash in the 21st century BC Over the millennia they performed a wide variety of functions in many different cultures as courtiers or the euivalent domesticv slaves treble singers religious specialists government officials and guardians of women or harem servants Scantily dressed eunuchs carrying a weapon as he keeps an eye on the Sultan s royal harem in Tunis Tunisia was not uncommon They were denied the ability to make a family to serve the royal family America was not the first or the only ones to enslave Africans slavery has existed for centuries before it was brought to the original Thirteen Colonys in the 15th and 16th Centurys


About the Author: Kyle Onstott

Information from the article The Master of Mandingo by Rudy Maxa which appeared in The Washington Post July 13 1975The son of a midwestern general store owner he moved to California with his widowed mother in the early 1900s and was a local breeder and judge in regional dog shows He was an eccentric who was happy with a life of little work ample cigarettes and ginAfter collaborating w



10 thoughts on “Drum author Kyle Onstott

  1. says:

    A wise person once said on the internetsAdmittedly I am a fan of this type of garbage Some might think you're a Black woman why would you read

  2. says:

    I read this book many years ago I don't remember the whole story; however I remember it is about slavery in the US I think this is a historical fiction because the book actually reflexes many of the atrocities that

  3. says:

    First time reading this book it was for a friend who wanted help writing her book report for her class She told me that everytime she would read it she would get so infuriated that she would throw the book on the floor and stomp it repeatedly This was in 1964 In my opinion it gave a very different aspect of the south slavery and the uniue relationship that exists between the African American's even of today By the time Root was made into

  4. says:

    I'm re reading books I read while a pre teen Lord only knows this was not a proper book for me to be reading at that age but the thrill of knowing such is what made it all the fun Ha For some reason I have an odd attraction to the books in this series I'm enjoying them today as much as I did then and this one was no exce

  5. says:

    Read it years ago and it is a great book

  6. says:

    Some five years passed between the publication of Kyle Onstott's anti GONE WITH THE WIND slavery epic MANDINGO and during that time two significant things took place in the author's career 1 Presumably following actually taking the time to read the sprawlingly over long MANDINGO someone at Onstott's publisher had the infinite mercy to not inflict such a pointlessly dense doorstop of a book upon readers a second

  7. says:

    So wanted to give this one star because I really did not enjoy reading it but then it was not actually bad When it was published in

  8. says:

    Read in 1976 In the same vein as Mandingo

  9. says:

    Good Lord Vivid graphically told chronicle of three generations of slaves The story begins in Africa with elements that are uite similar to what later appeared in the minseries Roots and follows a young man who is sold into slavery by his greedy family This slave Tamboura becomes involved with a Cuban master an

  10. says:

    I've cleared out my bookshelves many times but this one always stays I've read it several times too This follows three generations of slaves from Tamboura to Drum to Drumson and tells of life a slave in Cuba New

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