Bookclub-in-a-Box Presents the Discussion Companion for Lawrence Hill's Novel The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name

Bookclub-in-a-Box Presents the Discussion Companion for Lawrence Hill's Novel The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name

eBook - 2010
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The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill's new book doesn't lessen the awfulness of the times but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata's story through the circle of her life. We travel with her to South Carolina New York Nova Scotia London (England) and even to Freetown in Sierra Leone. Each step of the way we learn about the horrors and immorality of slavery. As we look at and listen to these diminished people we observe how they courageously work at overcoming the psychological hardships and limitations imposed by their imprisonment. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : HarperCollins, c2010.
ISBN: 9781897082898
1897082894
9781897082881
1897082886
Characteristics: 1 online resource (86 p.)
Additional Contributors: Balser, Erin
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