The Book of Negroes
  • Author : Lawrence Hill
  • Release Date : 20 May 2022
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 13 : 9780552775489
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Book Description: Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again.After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa. Lawrence Hill's epic novel, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again.After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the ...

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIZE FOR FICTION Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful ...

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : Random House
Genre : African American loyalists
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Based on a true story, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755, and who, after a deathly journey on a slave ship where she witnesses the brutal repression of a slave revolt, is...

Dear Sir  I Intend to Burn Your Book

Dear Sir I Intend to Burn Your Book

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : University of Alberta
Genre : Literary Collections
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Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives. Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, The Book of Negroes, in 2011. Why do books continue to ignite such ...

Someone Knows My Name  A Novel

Someone Knows My Name A Novel

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Fiction
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Dreaming of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king....

The Illegal

The Illegal

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
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Keita Ali is on the run. Like every boy on the mountainous island of Zantoroland, running is all Keita’s ever wanted to do. In one of the poorest nations in the world, running means respect. Running means riches—until Keita is targeted for his father’s outspoken political views ...

Any Known Blood

Any Known Blood

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
Genre : Fiction
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Contains extra content -- insights, interviews and more! Langston Cane V is thirty-eight, divorced and childless, and has just been fired for sabotaging a government official’s speech. The eldest son of a white mother and prominent black father, Langston feels more acutely than ever the burden of his illustrious ...

Blood

Blood

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : House of Anansi
Genre : Social Science
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Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013. With the 2013 CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today. Blood runs red through every person’s arteries and fulfills the same ...

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Genre : Uncategorized
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From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story. Now a six-part CBC mini-series starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and Ben Chaplin, this beloved novel tells the story of Aminata, brilliantly played by Anajanue Ellis. ...

Some Great Thing

Some Great Thing

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
Genre : Fiction
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Mahatma Grafton is a disillusioned university graduate burdened with a famous name, and suffering from the curse of his generation -- a total lack of interest in the state of the world. The son of a retired railway porter from Winnipeg, he returns home for a job as a reporter ...

Beatrice and Croc Harry

Beatrice and Croc Harry

Author : Lawrence Hill
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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One of Canada’s most celebrated author’s debut novel for young readers Beatrice, a young girl of uncertain age, wakes up all alone in a tree house in the forest. How did she arrive in this cozy dwelling, stocked carefully with bookshelves and oatmeal accoutrements? And who has been ...

White Negroes

White Negroes

Author : Lauren Michele Jackson
Publisher : Beacon Press
Genre : Social Science
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Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people—and explores how this intensifies racial inequality. American culture loves blackness. From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence. Yet, when it comes to who is allowed to ...

The Deserter s Tale

The Deserter s Tale

Author : Joshua Key
Publisher : House of Anansi
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Joshua Key's critically acclaimed memoir, The Deserter's Tale, is the first account from a soldier who deserted from the war in Iraq, and a vivid and damning indictment of how the war is being waged. In spring 2003, young Oklahoman Joshua Key was sent to Ramadi as part of a combat ...

The Hanging of Ang  lique

The Hanging of Ang lique

Author : Afua Cooper
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Genre : Social Science
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New light is shed on the largely misunderstood or ignored history of slavery in Canada through this portrait of slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, who in 1734 was arrested, tried, convicted, and executed for starting a fire that destroyed more than forty Montreal buildings. Simultaneous....