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The Book of Negroes: The award-winning classic bestseller
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The Book of Negroes: The award-winning classic bestseller (Paperback)

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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 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'

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2010 ISBN-13: 9780552775489  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lawrence Hill was born in Ontario, Canada of a black father and a white mother. He is the author of a memoir, Black Berry, Sweet Juice, a work of non-fiction, The Deserter's Tale, and two other novels. His third novel, The Book of Negroes (published in the US as Somebody Knows My Name) was a no.1 bestseller in Canada, and won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book.

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