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Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom-and of the knowledge she needs to get home. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. There Aminata finds a life of hardship and stinging prejudice. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers" to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public. This captivating story of one woman's remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.

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"Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."--Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review

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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail."--Nancy Kline,

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Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget. Reading group guide included.

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Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels Any Known Blood and Some Great Thing and of the nonfiction work The Deserter's Tale (with Joshua Key). He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Andrea Ellis, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Andrea Ellis)
I read this book in two days! Hill leads you through the early life of a slave girl....and amazing young woman. I felt the weight of her journey, abuse and victories.......what a read!






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Andrea Ellis, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Andrea Ellis)
I read this book in two days! Hill leads you through the early life of a slave girl....and amazing young woman. I felt the weight of her journey, abuse and victories.......what a read!






of this woman's
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old nurse, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by old nurse)
I loved the creation of the character and the historic data that was brought in. I learned a lot about the black history during the Revolutionary War and their struggles from the time they were brought here via the slave trade.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333091
Author:
Hill, Lawrence
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 in 0.91 lb

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Product details 512 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393333091 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."--Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail."--Nancy Kline,
"Synopsis" by , Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget. Reading group guide included.
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