The Book Of Negroes: A Novel by Lawrence Hill

The Book Of Negroes: A Novel

byLawrence Hill

Kobo ebook | July 13, 2010

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Lawrence Hill’s nationally bestselling novel has garnered praise and awards around the world. The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others. Lawrence Hill—and his remarkable character Aminata Diallo—have become household names throughout Canada.

Readers will follow the story of Aminata, an unforgettable heroine who cut a swath through an 18th-century world hostile to her colour and her sex. Abducted as an eleven-year-old child from her village in West Africa and put to work on an indigo plantation on the sea islands of South Carolina, Aminata survives by using midwifery skills learned at her mother’s side, and by drawing on a strength of character inherited from both parents. Eventually, she has the chance to register her name in the “Book of Negroes,” a historic British military ledger allowing 3,000 Black Loyalists passage on ships sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia.

This remarkable novel transports the reader from an African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from a soured refuge in Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, in a back-to-Africa odyssey of 1,200 former slaves. Bringing vividly to life one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, Lawrence Hill’s remarkable novel has become a Canadian classic.

Title:The Book Of Negroes: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 13, 2010Publisher:HarperCollins CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554686555

ISBN - 13:9781554686551

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is the best black history lesson I've ever received. Every single page is captivating.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't get enough of this! I could read this book 1000 times and it would never get old for me. Within just a few pages you will already be in love with the main character Aminata. She is an amazing example of a strong beautiful woman. Your heart will absolutely ache for here throughout all of the hardships, suffering and pure raw heartbreak she goes through during her journey to America and her fight and struggle to get back to her home village in Africa. This book especially n ow is such an important piece of literature and I believe that everyone must read this book before they die. Absolutely life changing and eye opener. You feel as if you are walking long side of Aminata on her treacherous journey to find her way back home and bring awareness and tell her story to the world.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it before you watch it The mini-series is done so well, but I think it was so much more compelling having read this book first. So much power and humanity in this story.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down Delightful historical fiction that takes you around the world
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This book was absolutely brilliant. A great depictition of what it might have been like to be a slave and the journey overseas.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but.. I bought this after watching the series with my father, although it's a good book, it was hard to get into.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! #plumreview This book is a history lesson coupled with the story of a women whose perseverance helps her extricate her way out of slavery.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book to never forget It takes a lot for a book to hit my "top10" list...this one does. One of the best books I have ever read
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book! I absolutely love this book I devoured it within just two days. I couldn't put it down!! I have so much love for the strong woman that is Aminata and think she is a really strong role model for any woman. This book is just never ending events and drama. One moment you feel warm and fuzzy and the next moment your afraid and sad. Recommend this to anyone totally worth it!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The book of negroes 1 liked the historical aspect of this book. A lot of research was required to give a good rendition of the period
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was ok Actually I was disappointed with this book. Perhaps my expectations were clouded by the many advertisements regarding the CBC series. It was a tragic story of the ignorance of mankind with regard to their treatment of those perceived to be different than themselves.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is absolutely amazing. A must read. It's so sad that these things happened but books like this enlighten us
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharon B Thought it read a very good read And keep my interest the entire book One that did not want to put down.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! This was a very good book. I read it very fast because I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with the characters too.
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The book of Negros I thoughly enoyed the book, it kept my attention all the way to the end. i could not put it down!!:)
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you captivated Well researched book and it keeps you reading to the next chapter. Characters are well defined. The book takes to places that you cannot imagine. Well written book.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book of Negroes Excellent read. Enjoyed the book. Thanks.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book has got to be one of my all time favorites. I have read it twice and will probably read it again soon. I highly recommend it to anyone. It's emotional and inspiring and pulls you in to the story. Its one of those books that you just don't want to end.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book of Negro's Very well written .Although the author has stated this read is fictitious, it is non the less educational and inspirational. Will look for other books written by this author.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book of negros Thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is one that I will read again and again, and I am sure I will learn something new with each reading
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellant read. Wow. What an excellant read of the treatment and hardships That these people went through. Great book.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome This was a great book beginning to end, the life of the ancestors of our black citizens , the hardships, the injustice, and pure animalistic way they were treated while still carrying on as normal a family life as possible is well portrayed. I started to watch the series but wanted to read the book first as I find I usually enjoy the written version much more and I wasn't disappointed
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book of Negroes Every person alive should read this book. Athough some charactors are fictional it is evident that it is the real story of so many. This is the most captivating, intense read in a long time
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I enjoyed this story, it had ups and downs and everything in between. Makes me sad to realize that this story is part of our history :'(
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enlightening Wonderful read. Gives a lot of insight of the terros of slavery.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book ! Once I started reading, I could not stop. It opened my eyes to a part of Canadian history that I never knew about. I really enjoyed the book and it made me want to read and learn more about black Canadian history.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! such an interesting part of history we don' t often hear about. I had no idea so many slaves were brought to Canada after being in the U.S.A.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book of Negroes Kept you on your toes. Exciting. Well written. Hard to believe that their lives were in so much jeopardy
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping This book was amazing. I was so drawn in I couldn't put it down. Historically educational, and so incredibly emotional. I find myself still thinking about it weeks after I've read it.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This hurts I've only read the preview and the pain and the tears have started already. Where is our humanity when these and worse atrocities continue still, this very day?
Date published: 2015-01-11