The Book of Negroes

Hill, Lawrence

9780552775489

ISBN 10: 0552775487 / 0-552-77548-7
ISBN 13: 9780552775489
Publisher: Black Swan
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Softcover
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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 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.

Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel 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.


Review:
"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)

Review:
Richly meticulous...succeeds admirably in giving voice to a captive people who were for so long kept mute.

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