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The book of negroes

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  • ISBN: 9780002255073
  • ISBN: 0002255073
  • ISBN: 9781554681563
  • ISBN: 9780393333091 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781443409094 (trade)
  • Physical Description: 486 p.
  • Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007.

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General Note: LSC 34.95
Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade.
Canada reads 2009.
This kit has 12 copies.
Winner of the 2008 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award.
American edition "Someone knows my name".
NFPL book club kit.
Summary, etc.: "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.Aminata’s eventual return to Sierra Leone—passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America—is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey. Lawrence Hill is a master at transforming the neglected corners of history into brilliant imaginings, as engaging and revealing as only the best historical fiction can be. A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex."--Amazon.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
LSC 34.95
Subject: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction
Canadian fiction (English)
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- Fiction
African American loyalists -- Sierra Leone -- Fiction
Black loyalists -- Nova Scotia -- Fiction
African American loyalists -- Fiction
Slaves -- United States -- Fiction
Slavery -- Fiction
Women slaves -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.


0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153678 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153728 Book Club Kits Available -
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