Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels "Someone Knows My Name," "Any Known Blood" and "Some Great Thing" and of the nonfiction work "The Deserter's Tale" (with Joshua Key). He lives in Ontario, Canada. show more
Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels "Someone Knows My Name," "Any Known Blood" and "Some Great Thing" and of the nonfiction work "The Deserter's Tale" (with Joshua Key). He lives in Ontario, Canada.
Birth date: January 24, 1957
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Zantoroland is a small island ruled by an evil dictator. People from Zantoroland are black, poor and friendly. The only thing good about Zantoroland is it produces the fastest long distant runners in the world. Keita, the protagonist is one of them. Fifteen hundred kilometres across the Sea of Ort...
Normally, for me a five star book is one that I rush through and can't put down. Not in this case, Aminata had to be savoured. She stands for the many Africans who were abducted from their homes, treated like animals, killed, raped, sold, escaped, recaptured, freed and lied to. It is a miracle that...
I feel as though I learned a great deal reading this wonderful novel. I have never known much about the specifics of the slave trade, or about slavery in the U.S., and Hill, with his extensive research, has managed to make it clear how very complex and nuanced the whole thing was, with multiple agen...
Borrowed from the Library The first thing to say about this work is that the writing is beautiful and has a sparse lyricism. The evocations of nature are incredible, as the account of the storm on page 160 shows: “The weather grew warmer and more humid…The heat reminded me of home, but the dam...
Aminata Diallo is the kind of character that will stay in my heart for a long time!