The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill Reviews
Description:ISBN 0552775487 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Lawrence Hill / Paperback / 512 Pages / Book is published 2010-04-01 by Black Swan
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by - written on 11/04/11, updated on 22/12/11 (Very useful, 106 readings)
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill Published by Black Swan Number of Pages 498 ISBN 978-0-552-77548-9 This book by the Canadian author Lawrence Hill is published as 'Someone Knows My Name 'in the USA , Australia and New Zealand but in the UK as well as his home country of Canada it is called ' The Book of Negroes'. The inspiration for the writing of the book came from Hill's interest in a historical document called the Book of Negroes. This book was a record of those slaves taken from the USA and freed in Canada originally with the promise of being taken back to Africa. Copies of this document can be found in the USA at the New York Public ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/05/10 (Very useful, 168 readings)
It is the year 1745, set in deep west Africa, where Aminata Diallo, aged 11, and her family live a peaceful life, but are also fully aware of the dangers which lay beyond their village. People are being 'kidnapped' and strangers are lurking. It was only a matter of time before Aminata gets caught. We follow her agonizing journey, both mentally and physically, as she, with many others, are shackled and made to travel for over three moons (months) to the coast where the slave ships await to take them to the western world. This is just the beginning of her long, desperate journey, which sees this poor girl continually fight to survive as others wilt and die around ... Read the complete review
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