Joseph, the Black Mozart (“Joseph, de zwarte Mozart”) is a vivid historical novel based on a true story. Paris, 1799. During the turbulent period of the French Revolution, Joseph Boulogne returns from the battle that took place in Saint-Domingue (Haiti). He got severely wounded while fighting for the abolition of slavery. Lying on his deathbed, he looks back on his life. Has he accomplished enough? As the son of a white plantation owner and a freed slave, Joseph is privileged. He grows up in Paris, and becomes a successful violinst, distinguished fencer, praised composer and a true ladies’ man. Yet, he is never truly accepted by the white aristocracy. Trying to find his purpose, he returns to the Caribbean. There, he takes a stand against slavery, in a life-threatening battle for justice. Joseph, de zwarte Mozart tells the story of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, for the very first time. In an intriguing novel, the reader is confronted with topic themes such as racism and outsiderness.