On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781554686551_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $11.99
category: Fiction
published: Jul 2010
ISBN:9781554686551

The Book Of Negroes

A Novel

by Lawrence Hill

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $11.99
category: Fiction
published: Jul 2010
ISBN:9781554686551
Description

Lawrence Hill’s nationally bestselling novel has garnered praise and awards around the world. The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others. Lawrence Hill—and his remarkable character Aminata Diallo—have become household names throughout Canada.

Readers will follow the story of Aminata, an unforgettable heroine who cut a swath through an 18th-century world hostile to her colour and her sex. Abducted as an eleven-year-old child from her village in West Africa and put to work on an indigo plantation on the sea islands of South Carolina, Aminata survives by using midwifery skills learned at her mother’s side, and by drawing on a strength of character inherited from both parents. Eventually, she has the chance to register her name in the “Book of Negroes,” a historic British military ledger allowing 3,000 Black Loyalists passage on ships sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia.

This remarkable novel transports the reader from an African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from a soured refuge in Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, in a back-to-Africa odyssey of 1,200 former slaves. Bringing vividly to life one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, Lawrence Hill’s remarkable novel has become a Canadian classic.

About the Author
Lawrence Hill is a Canadian novelist and memoirist. His best-known work, The Book of Negroes, won multiple awards, including the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Author profile page >
Awards
  • , Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada
  • , CBC Canada Reads
  • , OLA Evergreen Award

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “The Book Of Negroes”

Other Titles by Lawrence Hill

The Deserter's Tale

The Deserter's Tale

The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info

Deserter's Tale /hc

The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq
edition:Hardcover
tagged : 21st century
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...