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The Book of Negroes: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions) - Community Reviews back

by Lawrence Hill
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meeplemaiden rated it 3 years ago
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...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
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...
Weirdly marginal
Weirdly marginal rated it 3 years ago
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...
Literary Chanteuse
Literary Chanteuse rated it 4 years ago
Aminata Diallo is the kind of character that will stay in my heart for a long time!
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