The Book of Negroes

'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 ...

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409080609

Page: 512

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'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 A Novel Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

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

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351572

Page: 512

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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.

The Book Of Negroes

The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others.

The Book Of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 1554686555

Page: 584

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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.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes is a 2007 award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the novel was published under the title Someone Knows My Name.

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781508556558

Page: 38

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Someone Knows My Name A Novel

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 ...

Someone Knows My Name  A Novel

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393333094

Page: 512

View: 647

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.

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name the Book of Negroes the Novel by Lawrence Hill

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.

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name   the Book of Negroes  the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Author: Herbert Marilyn

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 1897082592

Page: 85

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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. 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.

The 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 ...

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

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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

The Book of Negroes

A gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover’s collection.

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781443416986

Page: 528

View: 896

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

From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story.

The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9781443442107

Page: 584

View: 665

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.

The First Book of Negroes

E 185 H88 For advice and helpful guidance in the preparation of this book , the
writer is especially grateful to Arna Bontemps , author of Story of the Negro ,
Charlemae Rollins , Children's Librarian at the Hall Branch Library in Chicago ,
Ellen ...

The First Book of Negroes

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 69

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This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.

The Shelburne Black Loyalists

Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British Army, ordered the listing of these people, their age, appearance, family members, previous owners and places of residence, in a record called the 'Book of Negroes.'"--Introduction.

The Shelburne Black Loyalists

Author: Ruth Holmes Whitehead

Publisher: [Halifax] : Nova Scotia Museum

ISBN:

Page: 294

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"Over 2000 Blacks came to Nova Scotia with the fleet from New York City [in 1783]. Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British Army, ordered the listing of these people, their age, appearance, family members, previous owners and places of residence, in a record called the 'Book of Negroes.'"--Introduction.

The Illustrated Book of Negroes

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.

The Illustrated Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781443412193

Page: 544

View: 288

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 holiday gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover's collection.

Negroes and the Gun

From the pre-Civil War to today, this book demonstrates a willingness of African-American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities, from Frederick Douglas's advice to keep a good revolver handy ...

Negroes and the Gun

Author: Nicholas Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 161614839X

Page: 379

View: 99

From the pre-Civil War to today, this book demonstrates a willingness of African-American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities, from Frederick Douglas's advice to keep a good revolver handy as defense against slave catchers to blacks against the KKK. Original.

The Book of Negroes

This new edition salutes the Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom.

The Book of Negroes

Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780823298808

Page: 334

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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 Dixon Line

Only ten Negroes are named under their pictures in the en according to one critic
, says that it is improbable that “ goober " is tire book . a Negro loan - word , that “
gumbo ” may have been introduced by c . By counting background figures who ...

The Dixon Line

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Community

BOOKS Books for Children . . . not to be missed A sELECTION of especially fine
books about Negroes for children made by Mrs. Rollins from the 200 listed in the
New York Public Library's pamphlet, Books About Negro Life for Children by ...

Community

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Possibilities of Peace

This thesis interrogates how Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes represents histories of violence ethically by utilizing Emmanuel Lévinas's philosophy of ethics as a methodology for interpretation.

Possibilities of  Peace

Author: Ruth Emode

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This thesis interrogates how Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes represents histories of violence ethically by utilizing Emmanuel Lévinas's philosophy of ethics as a methodology for interpretation. Traditional slave narratives like Olaudah Equiano's autobiography and postmodern neo-slave narratives like Toni Morrison's Beloved animate the violence endemic to slavery and colonialism in an effort to emphasize struggles in conscience, the incomprehensible atrocities, and strategies of rebellion. However, this project illustrates how The Book of Negroes supplements these literary goals with Hill's own imagination of how slaves contested the inhumanities thrust upon them. Through his aesthetic choices as a realist, Hill foregrounds the possibilities of pacifism, singular identities, and altruistic agency through his protagonist Aminata Diallo. These three narrative elements constitute Lévinas's ethical peace, which means displaying a profound sensitivity towards the historical Other whom imperial discourses and traditional representations of catastrophes in Black history might obscure.

The Yearbook of the Department of Elementary School Principals

They included in this group Negroes , Japanese , and Mexicans . Several books
about Negroes were added to the library collections . Reactions by two children
to the story Our Negro Brother are given below : 2 1. I learned a lot about ...

The     Yearbook of the Department of Elementary School Principals

Author: National Education Association of the United States. Department of Elementary School Principals

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Vol. 1-32 includes List of members.