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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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"Lawrence Hill's historical intelligence was already manifest in his 1997 novel, 'Any Known Blood,' in which he used racial and geographic borders to explore and transform a Canadian story. In his new novel, 'Someone Knows My Name,' Hill has extended his range and refined his craft to produce a compelling narrative that moves from mid-18th-century West Africa to South Carolina, Manhattan, Nova Scotia,... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"You feel you are turning the pages of history, the pages of truth."--Austin Clarke, author of The Polished Hoe

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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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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065787
Author:
Hill, Lawrence
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 512 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393065787 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "You feel you are turning the pages of history, the pages of truth."--Austin Clarke, author of The Polished Hoe
"Synopsis" by , "Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."'"Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review
"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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