The Book of Negroes

'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 ...

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409080609

Page: 512

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'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times 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.

The First Book of Negroes

This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.

The First Book of Negroes

Author: Langston Hughes

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Page: 69

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This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name the Book of Negroes the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name   the Book of Negroes  the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Author: Herbert Marilyn

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 1897082592

Page: 85

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The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

The Book of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries.

The Book of Negroes  A Novel  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351572

Page: 512

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Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.

The Book of Negroes

From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story.

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9781443442107

Page: 584

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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. Abducted as an eleven-year-old from her village in Africa and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata survives using midwifery skills learned at her mother's side. When she has the chance to register her name in the "Book of Negroes," a historic British military ledger, Aminata secures a spot on a ship sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia and eventually sails to Sierra Leone in a back-to-Africa odyssey inspired by historical events. The winner of numerous awards, The Book of Negroes has become a classic novel of hope, love, despair and survival like none other.

New Negroes from Africa

Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with ...

 New Negroes from Africa

Author: Rosanne Marion Adderley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253347033

Page: 337

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In 1838 the British government outlawed the slave trade, emancipated all of the slaves in its possessions, and began to interdict slave ships en route to the Americas. Almost at once, colonies that had depended on slave labour were faced with a liberated and unwilling labour force. At the same time, newly freed slaves in Sierra Leone (and later from America and elsewhere) were "persuaded" to emigrate to other British colonies to provide a new workforce to replace or augment remnants of the old. Some became paid labourers, others indentured servants. These two groups--one, English-speaking colonists; the other, new African immigrants--are the focus of this study of "receptive" communities in the West Indies. Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with them. She addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity, and concludes with a discussion of repatriation.

A Book for the impending Crisis

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which had always been treated with such ' kindness and liberality , and
possessed so many advantages , that it became a proverbial expression among
the lower ...

A Book for the  impending Crisis

Author: Louis Schade

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The Book Review Digest

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Negroes with Guns

A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Negroes with Guns

Author: Robert Franklin Williams

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327142

Page: 89

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A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Annual Report Hampton Negro Conference

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Kelly Miller's criticisin of Mr. Hoffman's book Negroes is increasing . Mr. Miller
quoted statistics taken first occupied the attention of the conference at this in
Atlanta ...

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The Book of History Man and universe

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; a low Bantu type , or possibly dominant under the Mahdi . Negrito , allied to
Bushmen . Baghirmis . See LAKE CHAD GROUP . Basonge . See BALUBA .
Bakairi ...

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Congressional Record

These, and other substantive issues concerning the Black medical student, have
been explored in depth in a recent book, “Negroes for Medicine.” 9 The
imbalance between Negro population and Negro physicians is fairly ubiquitous ...

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

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