The Book of Negroes
  • Author : Lawrence Hill
  • Release Date : 01 February 2009
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 13 : 9781409080602
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Download or read book entitled The Book of Negroes written by Lawrence Hill and published by Random House online. This book was released on 01 February 2009 with total pages 512. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: '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 chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman. 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. What readers are saying: ***** 'Beautifully written ... an enlightening read' ***** 'Since reading, this has become my favourite book ever' ***** 'A powerful historical account of an incredible woman's journey'