The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0552775487
ISBN 13: 9780552775489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again.After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa. Lawrence Hill's epic novel, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN 10: 1409080609
ISBN 13: 9781409080602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIZE FOR FICTION Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman. Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa. What readers are saying: ***** 'Beautifully written ... an enlightening read' ***** 'Since reading, this has become my favourite book ever' ***** 'A powerful historical account of an incredible woman's journey'

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0385616260
ISBN 13: 9780385616263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

Based on a true story, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755, and who, after a deathly journey on a slave ship where she witnesses the brutal repression of a slave revolt, is

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Harpercollins Canada
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123298734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle--a string of slaves-- Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic "Book of Negroes." This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own.

Someone Knows My Name A Novel

Someone Knows My Name  A Novel
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-11-17
ISBN 10: 0393333094
ISBN 13: 9780393333091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone Knows My Name A Novel Book Review:

Dreaming of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN 10: 9781443416986
ISBN 13: 1443416983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

This beautiful full-colour gift edition of the new Canadian classic, The Book of Negroes, shares with readers the many photos, works of art and documents that inspired Lawrence Hill to create his award-winning work. It adds to the novel more than 150 images: early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never-before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger called the Book of Negroes. Readers will travel the world with Aminata Diallo, from a West African village to an indigo plantation in South Carolina, through the tough streets of New York City and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, and finally to an abolitionist's home in London. A gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover's collection.

The Book Of Negroes

The Book Of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 1554686555
ISBN 13: 9781554686551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Of Negroes Book Review:

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.

Dear Sir I Intend to Burn Your Book

Dear Sir  I Intend to Burn Your Book
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: University of Alberta
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN 10: 0888648200
ISBN 13: 9780888648204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Sir I Intend to Burn Your Book Book Review:

Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives. Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, The Book of Negroes, in 2011. Why do books continue to ignite such strong reactions in people in the age of the Internet? Is banning, censoring, or controlling book distribution ever justified? Hill illustrates his ideas with anecdotes and lists names of Canadian writers who faced censorship challenges in the twenty-first century, inviting conversation between those on opposite sides of these contentious issues. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression, and human rights will enjoy reading Hill's provocative essay.

The Illegal

The Illegal
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 1443415847
ISBN 13: 9781443415842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illegal Book Review:

Keita Ali is on the run. Like every boy on the mountainous island of Zantoroland, running is all Keita’s ever wanted to do. In one of the poorest nations in the world, running means respect. Running means riches—until Keita is targeted for his father’s outspoken political views and discovers he must run for his family’s survival. He signs on with notorious marathon agent Anton Hamm, but when Keita fails to place among the top finishers in his first race, he escapes into Freedom State—a wealthy island nation that has elected a government bent on deporting the refugees living within its borders in the community of AfricTown. Keita can stay safe only if he keeps moving and eludes Hamm and the officials who would deport him to his own country, where he would face almost certain death. This is the new underground: a place where tens of thousands of people deemed to be “illegal” live below the radar of the police and government officials. As Keita surfaces from time to time to earn cash prizes by running local road races, he has to assess whether the people he meets are friends or enemies: John Falconer, a gifted student struggling to escape the limits of his AfricTown upbringing; Ivernia Beech, a spirited old woman at risk of being forced into an assisted living facility; Rocco Calder, a recreational marathoner and the immigration minister; Lula DiStefano, self-declared queen of AfricTown and madam of the community’s infamous brothel; and Viola Hill, a reporter who is investigating the lengths to which her government will go to stop illegal immigration. Keita’s very existence in Freedom State is illegal. As he trains in secret, eluding capture, the stakes keep getting higher. Soon, he is running not only for his life, but for his sister’s life, too. Fast moving and compelling, The Illegal casts a satirical eye on people who have turned their backs on undocumented refugees struggling to survive in a nation that does not want them. Hill’s depiction of life on the borderlands of society urges us to consider the plight of the unseen and the forgotten who live among us.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges,Alan Edward Brown
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 0823298825
ISBN 13: 9780823298822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

Since publication of The Black Loyalist Directory in 1996, the primary component, The Book of Negroes, has become one of the most-cited of American Revolutionary primary sources. This new edition salutes The Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom. On the surface, The Book of Negroes is a laconic, ledger-style enumeration of 3,000 self-emancipated and free Blacks who departed as part of the British evacuation of Loyalists from New York City in the summer and fall of 1783 for Nova Scotia, England, Germany, and other parts of the world. Created under orders from Sir Guy Carleton (Lord Dorchester), Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America, to placate an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (USA), who regarded the Black Loyalists as fugitive slaves, The Book of Negroes is, as Alan Gilbert has observed, a “roll of honor.”

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 9781508556558
ISBN 13: 1508556555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: HarperPerennial
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781443442107
ISBN 13: 1443442100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes Book Review:

From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story. Now a six-part CBC mini-series starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and Ben Chaplin, this beloved novel tells the story of Aminata, brilliantly played by Anajanue Ellis. Abducted as an eleven-year-old from her village in Africa and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata survives using midwifery skills learned at her mother's side. When she has the chance to register her name in the "Book of Negroes," a historic British military ledger, Aminata secures a spot on a ship sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia and eventually sails to Sierra Leone in a back-to-Africa odyssey inspired by historical events. The winner of numerous awards, The Book of Negroes has become a classic novel of hope, love, despair and survival like none other.

White Negroes

White Negroes
Author: Lauren Michele Jackson
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0807011800
ISBN 13: 9780807011805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Negroes Book Review:

Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people—and explores how this intensifies racial inequality. American culture loves blackness. From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence. Yet, when it comes to who is allowed to thrive from black hipness, the pioneers are usually left behind as black aesthetics are converted into mainstream success—and white profit. Weaving together narrative, scholarship, and critique, Lauren Michele Jackson reveals why cultural appropriation—something that’s become embedded in our daily lives—deserves serious attention. It is a blueprint for taking wealth and power, and ultimately exacerbates the economic, political, and social inequity that persists in America. She unravels the racial contradictions lurking behind American culture as we know it—from shapeshifting celebrities and memes gone viral to brazen poets, loveable potheads, and faulty political leaders. An audacious debut, White Negroes brilliantly summons a re-interrogation of Norman Mailer’s infamous 1957 essay of a similar name. It also introduces a bold new voice in Jackson. Piercing, curious, and bursting with pop cultural touchstones, White Negroes is a dispatch in awe of black creativity everywhere and an urgent call for our thoughtful consumption.

The Deserter s Tale

The Deserter s Tale
Author: Joshua Key
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 1770890726
ISBN 13: 9781770890725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deserter s Tale Book Review:

Joshua Key's critically acclaimed memoir, The Deserter's Tale, is the first account from a soldier who deserted from the war in Iraq, and a vivid and damning indictment of how the war is being waged. In spring 2003, young Oklahoman Joshua Key was sent to Ramadi as part of a combat engineer company with the U.S. military. The war he found himself participating in was not the campaign against terrorists and evildoers he had expected. Key saw Iraqi civilians beaten, shot, and killed for little or no provocation. After six months in Iraq, Key was home on leave and knew he could not return. So he took his family and went underground in the United States, finally seeking asylum in Canada. In clear-eyed, compelling prose crafted with the help of award-winning Canadian novelist and journalist Lawrence Hill, The Deserter's Tale tells the story of a man who went into the war believing unquestioningly in his government and who was transformed into a person who ethically, morally, and physically could no longer serve his country.

Negroes with Guns

Negroes with Guns
Author: Robert Franklin Williams
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780814327142
ISBN 13: 0814327141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negroes with Guns Book Review:

A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

The Book of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

The Book of Negroes  A Novel  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN 10: 0393351572
ISBN 13: 9780393351576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions Book Review:

Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.

Blood

Blood
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-28
ISBN 10: 1770893245
ISBN 13: 9781770893245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Book Review:

Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013. With the 2013 CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today. Blood runs red through every person’s arteries and fulfills the same functions in every human being. The study of blood has advanced our understanding of biology and improved medical treatments, but its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religion, literature, and the visual arts. Every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what pulls us apart. For centuries, perceptions of difference in our blood have separated people on the basis of gender, race, class, and nation. Ideas about blood purity have spawned rules about who gets to belong to a family or cultural group, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and nationality, what privileges one can expect to be granted or denied, whether you inherit poverty or the right to rule over the masses, what constitutes fair play in sport, and what defines a person’s identity. Blood: The Stuff of Life is a bold meditation on blood as an historical and contemporary marker of identity, belonging, gender, race, class, citizenship, athletic superiority, and nationhood.

Any Known Blood

Any Known Blood
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 1554686571
ISBN 13: 9781554686575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Any Known Blood Book Review:

Contains extra content -- insights, interviews and more! Langston Cane V is thirty-eight, divorced and childless, and has just been fired for sabotaging a government official’s speech. The eldest son of a white mother and prominent black father, Langston feels more acutely than ever the burden of his illustrious family name. After a run-in with his father in Oakville, Langston takes off for Baltimore, where he embarks on a remarkable quest to uncover his family’s past—and his own sense of self. At once elegant and sensuous, wry and witty, Any Known Blood slips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario—once a final stop on the Underground Railroad. Rich in historical detail, Any Known Blood is an engrossing tale about one man’s attempt to find himself through unearthing and giving voice to those who came before him.

Some Great Thing

Some Great Thing
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 1443400432
ISBN 13: 9781443400435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Great Thing Book Review:

Mahatma Grafton is a disillusioned university graduate burdened with a famous name, and suffering from the curse of his generation -- a total lack of interest in the state of the world. The son of a retired railway porter from Winnipeg, he returns home for a job as a reporter with The Winnipeg Herald. Soon Mahatma is scoping local stories of murder and mayhem, breaking a promise to himself to avoid writing victim stories. As Mahatma is unexpectedly drawn into the inflammatory issue of French-language rights in Manitoba, with all its racial side-channels, he is surprised to find that he has a social conscience. Combating his boss’s flair for weaving hysteria into his stories, Mahatma learns that to stay afloat he must remain true to himself. Populated with colourful characters -- including an unlikely welfare crusader, a burned-out fellow reporter, a French-language-rights activist, and a visiting journalist from Cameroon -- Some Great Thing is a fascinating portrait of a major urban newspaper and a deeply perceptive story of one man’s coming of age.

The Hanging of Ang lique

The Hanging of Ang  lique
Author: Afua Cooper
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0820329401
ISBN 13: 9780820329406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hanging of Ang lique Book Review:

New light is shed on the largely misunderstood or ignored history of slavery in Canada through this portrait of slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, who in 1734 was arrested, tried, convicted, and executed for starting a fire that destroyed more than forty Montreal buildings. Simultaneous.