The Book of Negroes
Publish date: 2007
Pages no: 486
Edition language: English
aka Someone Knows My Name
What a fantastic read!This book is set in the years 1757-1802, and follows a young girl named Aminata Diallo as she is abducted from her home, taken as a captive, sold into a life of slavery, and ultimately escapes. The author paints a vivid picture of life for Aminata...you can feel the fear, smell...
This review is influenced by two factors. One, I haven't been reading nearly as much as I usually do for the last few weeks, and it was such a relief to get into a book that flowed easily, engaged me fully, and which enticed me back every time.Two, I come to this book knowing about the recent contro...
I've wanted to read this book for a long time, so when it was chosen as a group read in my Historical Fiction group, I jumped at the chance to push it to the top of my list. And I'm very glad that I did. Aminata Diallo was pulled from her home in Africa at 11, forced to walk 3 months to the coast, c...
I really enjoyed this novel a lot, written by a Canadian author, and based on "The Book of Negroes" which is a historical document that contains the names and descriptions of 3,000 men, women, and children who served the British during the American Revolutionary War and still survives to this day, i...
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