Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of the knowledge she needs to get home. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. There Aminata finds a life of hardship and stinging prejudice. When the British abolitionists come looking for 'adventurers' to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public. This captivating story of one woman's remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.
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"Hill's novel is a beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts.... a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery" ( The Times)
"A colossal achievement... heartrending yet inspiring" ( Independent on Sunday)
"The ebb and flow of Aminata's fortunes is gripping stuff, with the horrors inflicted upon her and her people brought to life almost matter-of-factly - and all the more enraging for that" ( Daily Mail)
"Richly meticulous recreation of late 18th century slave life... in its grand historical sweep, The Book of Negroes succeeds admirably in giving voice to a captive people who were for so long kept mute" (Stephen Amidon The Sunday Times)
"Wears its thorough research lightly... fitting that this ambitious revision of slave narratives should have won the overall Commonwealth Writers' Prize in the year that the American electorate demolished one of its most persistent categories of exclusion" ( Independent)
Richly meticulous...succeeds admirably in giving voice to a captive people who were for so long kept mute.
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Book Description Harpercollins Canada, 2007. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP35204643
Book Description Harpercollins Canada, 2007. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8250435
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0002255073I3N00
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Remainder mark on bottom edge. 3 cm tear on upper edge of second page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 109324
Book Description Harper Collins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; Second Printing. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Second impression. Inscribed to previous owner by author. Dated in 2007. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 116324
Book Description Toronto, ON: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing, Toronto, Ontario, 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Photo Cover (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, about 6.5 x 9.25 inches, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, likely an unread copy, signed and inscribed "For Larry, Best wishes, Larry Hill Mar 30/ 07", ----- in the US, Australia and New Zealand this was released with a different title, news reports indicate that Hill's book was to be burned by a Dutch Surinamese group ( Federation for Honour and Reparation of Slavery in Surinam ) who object to the use of the term Negroes, ----"Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget. The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, a woman who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex." ----Readers will travel with Aminata Diallo from a West African village to an indigo plantation in South Carolina, through the tough streets of New York City and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, and finally to an abolitionist's home in London., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 155373
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Price-intact dust jacket. Edges mildly toned. Inscribed by Author on title page. " for---Cordially, Larry Hill. 486 pages. Size: 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 039314
Book Description Harper Collins, Toronto, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Tight square copy. Inscribed by Author on second title page. " for---&----, with best wishes Larry Hill May 15/07". Otherwise clean unmarked copy. Minor shelf wear to bottom of spine. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar cover. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001239
Book Description Harpercollins Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. About the book: Hardcover with jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed (Larry Hill) by author on title page. Not inscribed. Both book and jacket are in very good condition. Additional photos available upon request. We're not satisfied unless you are. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000020
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers Limited, Toronto, ON, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A FINE, FIRST EDITION and FIRST PRINTNG copy of Lawrence Hill's Commonwealth Writers Prize Overall Winner from 2007. Simply flat signed on the title page. A very scarce copy of this first edition, first printing. Included with this listing is an, As New, signed, copy of Lawrence Hill's, "Dear Sir, I Intend To Burn Your Book". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000481